The Small Group Coach's Library

The five top-rated titles we most recommend for small group coaches, bundled together at a discount price!

The Small Group Coach's Library includes these must-have resources:

* Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders
* The Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups
* Leadership Coaching
* Powerful Questions: Problem Solving
(Audio CD)
* How to Ask Great Questions

This new coaching bundle from Coach22 provides the key resources you need to get started or build your skills as a small group coach. Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders from Willow Creek provides invaluable tips on setting up your coaching system and applying coaching skills to the unique small group coaching arena. Leadership Coaching is the best how-to-coach guide available, with a wealth of tools and techniques as well as a picture of the values behind coaching. The Powerful Questions: Problem Solving audio CD lets you listen in as a master coaches shows you how to help people develop solutions without telling them what to do, while A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups focuses on how to build strong, effective relationships with the leaders you're coaching. Finally, How to Ask Great Questions is a wonderful resource for honing your asking skills as well as training small group leaders in discussion-leading and facilitation skills.

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The Small Group Coach's Library

Below is more info about each of these five great small group coaching titles:

Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders
A Practical Guide for Those Who Lead and Shepherd Small Group Leaders
by Bill Donahue and Greg Bowman
135 pages

This book from Willow Creek provides helpful info for lay coaches on topics like:

- Modeling a surrendered life to those you shepherd
- Gaining the tools and wisdom you need for coaching
- Helping leaders grow spiritually
- Nurturing the spiritual development of leaders

Think of this offering as a practical application guide for how to apply the asking techniques in coaching to walking with small group leaders. You'll appreciate the tools, examples and practical hints this book has to offer, especially if you function in a Willow Creek-style "church of small groups"

A Pocket Guide to Coaching Small Groups
by Randall Neighbour
95 pages

Look Inside! Read the introduction for free!

In this quick read Randall Neighbour of Touch Outreach Ministries illustrates how to build effective relationships between small group leaders and their coaches. This pocket guide provides excellent tips for time management, preventing burnout, investing in leaders for maximum impact, and the role of the coach in developing new leaders. If your coaches embrace the simple principles found in this book, they will become the kind of coach that makes small group ministry a life-changing experience for everyone involved.

Leadership Coaching
The disciplines, Skills and Heart of a Christian Coach
by Tony Stoltzfus

320 pages

Look Inside! Read the first chapter for free!

Leadership Coaching is the best how-to-coach book available for small group coaches. Written by a top Christian coach trainer, it is filled with real-life stories, practical tools and application exercises that bring coaching techniques to life. An invaluable facet of this book is that it separates out coaching, mentoring and supervision and focuses exclusively on the skill of coaching.

Part I is an in-depth look at how coaching fits with the purposes of God. Part II uses a hands-on, interactive approach to show you how to coach. Utilizing the seven key elements of effective coaching as a framework, each facet of the coaching relationship is explained in detail. Then follow-up Master Class sections help you internalize the key concepts and try them out in real life.

Powerful Questions: Problem Solving
by Tony Stoltzfus
4 Audio Sessions (65 minutes) plus handouts in Enhanced CD format

Listen to a Clip!

Powerful Questions: Problem Solving shows you three powerful coaching skills for brainstorming and helping people develop creative solutions using a Christian coaching approach. You'll learn how to take people to their ideal future to get around the limitations of the present, the obstacle approach to problem solving, and how to take brainstorming to the transformational level of values, beliefs and identity.

How to Ask Great Questions
by Karen Lee Thorp
71 pages

This short, practical volume offers a lot of useful tips and techniques for constructing excellent questions. It is targeted at small group discussion leaders, and covers some of the bread and butter coaching techniques: open and closed questions, probing questions, asking about what's significant, and bringing out people's inner thoughts and true feelings.

The best feature of the book is that it includes example after example of well-designed questions created for specific scenarios or situations. Any coach (as well as any small group leader) could benefit from having this volume handy.