Making Your Small Group Work Session 2

Session 2: Five Habits of Life-changing Groups

Five habits that create a grace-filled, truth-telling group:

• Being “for” each other
• Encouraging each other
• Coming alongside one another

• Having a “come-as-you-are” culture
• Feeling safe enough to be yourself
• Accepting each other unconditionally

• Being “real” with each other
• Taking relational risks with one another

• Hebrews 10:24—spurring one another on
• Pushing each other to take growth steps
• Naming areas where growth needs to happen

• Providing resources others may need
• Can be practical: helping move, filing tax returns, etc.
• It’s also about asking for help when it’s needed


Drama: Using the Five Habits

As you watch the drama, look and listen for how group members use the five habits.

  • What is the one habit that most resonated with you or is most important to you and why?

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Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California.

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John Townsend

Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is coauthor of the bestselling Boundaries and author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love.

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Bill Donahue

Dr. Bill Donahue is the author of the bestselling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Building a Life-Changing Small Groups Ministy (with Russ Robinson), Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), and the Equipping Life-Changing Small Groups DVD.

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