Suggested Reading


Brad House 2011

This book is a great resource for anyone who is starting a community group or currently leads one or currently attends one–so anybody really.  It gives practical ideas alongside practical theology.  This is a rarity in the canon of books on community/discipleship.  Normally books in this genre spend 300 pages convincing you that you should have community groups.  I already know that–give me some ideas.

Brad House gives some excellent explanation of the advantages of using coaches.  He shows you how it has worked at his church and how you can scale it for use in any size church.

The job descriptions in the back are very interesting and something that I will definitely utilize in the future.

House spends a good amount of time explaining how community groups are to be missional and contextual within your neighborhood.  These chapters alone are worth the price of the book.

I have lots of good to say–go buy it and use it.




House, Brad. Community: Taking Your Small Group Off Life Support. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2011.


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