HOME GROUP LEADERS TRAINING
This is a 6 week course, equipping people to become effective leaders of a home group. It can be used to train new home group leaders and is also beneficial for refreshing existing leaders and refining their skills. Specific areas covered in the course include key elements of home groups, the role of the leader, leadership skills, dealing with group dynamics, pastoral care in home groups and dealing with problems. The course is run as a home group, modelling all the essential elements of an effective home group.
Elements of this course were originally written by Terry Grant, my Fellow Minister and dear friend at Engadine Church of Christ, in 1988. I then developed it further over a period of several years, and it was eventually included as part of the training manual, “Active Christian Service“, that I wrote in 1993. It was published by Churches Of Christ, NSW, Department Of Church Development and Education, and has been used by many churches around Australia.