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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.

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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State Convention  Resources

Counseling Available By Referral; see Rick or Johnny

Send Bro Rick any questions, Needs,

or prayer requests