LEC or Leadership Enrichment Community is a group designed to support and refresh adult small group leaders at HDBC. By gathering together to break bread, we can encourage and improve each other in our ministries.

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Classroom Resources

Teacher Development

​Books:

  • Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus by M. Scott Boren 

  • Leading Life-Changing Small Groups by Bill Donahue

  • Field Guide for Small Group Leaders by Sam O'Neal

  • Spirit Filled Small Group by Joel Comiskey

Right Now Media*:​

  • On the Front Lines: A Guide to Navigating Crisis in Small Groups by Jason Holleman 

  • How to Make Your Teaching Memorable by Sue Edwards

  • Clarify the Roles of Small Groups by Bill Donahue

  • Using Social Media in Your Small Group by Ben Reed

 

*Right Now Media is a subscription service provided to all members by HDBC. Contact Bro. Rick for a login invitation. 

Difficult Situations

​Books:

  • Setting Boundaries® with Difficult People: Six Steps to SANITY for Challenging Relationships by Allison Bottke

  • Dealing with Difficult People by Max Lucado

  • How to Have That Difficult Conversation: Gaining the Skills for Honest and Meaningful Communication by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Right Now Media*:​

  • On the Front Lines: A Guide to Navigating Crisis in Small Groups by Jason Holleman 

  • Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osburne

  • How to Deal with Difficult Situations by Erwin McManus

  • How to Solve Group Dynamic Problems by Spence Shelton

  • Practical Tips for Dealing with Small Group Problems by Anne Cody

  • Rein in the Chatterbox by Heather Zempel

  • Never Forget the Person by David Powlison (mental illness)

  • We Do Not Need to Be Experts to Love Well by Steve Midgley (mental illness)

  • Demystifying Depression by Greg Knopf

  • You Can't Just "Get Over It" by Andrea Kim (depression)

  • The Power of Referral by Jen Wilkin (counseling)

  • Know Your Limits by Jen Wilkin (counseling)

  • Space for Men in the Church by Tim Watson

  • Emotional Counsel for Men by Tim Watson

  • How to Help the Abused by Greg Wilson

 

*Right Now Media is a subscription service provided to all members by HDBC. Contact Bro. Rick for a login invitation. 

Spiritual Formation

​Books:

  • Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ by Paul Pettit

  • Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

  • Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation by James K. A. Smith

  • Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun 

  • Exploring Christian Theology (all 3 volumes) by  Michael J. Svigel & Nathan D. Holsteen 

Right Now Media:

  • Spiritual Shepherds: A Guide for Small Group Leaders by Jared Musgrove

  • How to Grow Deeper as a Group featuring Greg Bowman by Greg Bowman

  • We Need Each Other by Greg Bowman

  • Six Ways to Grow in Godliness by Matt Younger

  • God Uses Broken People by Max Lucado

  • Developing Godly Habits by Mike Calhoun

 

*Right Now Media is a subscription service provided to all members by HDBC. Contact Bro. Rick for a login invitation. 

Discipleship

​Books:

  • Following the Master: A Biblical Theology of Discipleship by Michael J. Wilkins

  • Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan

  • Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, & Philip Nation

  • Mere Discipleship: Growing in Wisdom and Hope by Alister E. McGrath

Right Now Media*:

  • What Is Discipleship and Why Does It Matter? by Todd Wagner

  • Organic Discipleship Through Small Groups by Tony Merida

  • Called to Discipleship by Priscilla Shirer

  • Your Next Step Toward Discipleship by Ronnie Floyd

  • What Does Discipleship Look Like on a Day-to-Day Basis? by David Platt

  • Discipleship at Work by J.D. Greear

  • Don't Just Make Friends, Make Disciples by Rick Howerton

  • The Call for Accountability by Mike Calhoun

 

*Right Now Media is a subscription service provided to all members by HDBC. Contact Bro. Rick for a login invitation. 

State Convention  Resources

Counseling Available By Referral; see Rick or Johnny

Send Bro Rick any questions, Needs,

or prayer requests

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