Creating Community: Five Keys to Building a Thriving Small Group Culture


Andy Stanley and Bill Willits

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Learn how to foster meaningful, lasting connections within your community, whether face-to-face or online, by creating a small-group culture through a proven five-step strategy.

Now, more than ever, people need community. Though digital “connections” are skyrocketing in today’s culture, deep relationships are in steep decline. People are eating out (and on the run) more—and going into an office less. As evidence of the stress on our social fabric, rates of loneliness and isolation, along with mental health issues, continue to climb.

Our need for community is clear, and people are turning to churches to find a place to connect, belong, and grow.

You know that a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just happen. It requires a clear vision, a thoughtful plan, and an experienced guide. It takes intentional effort to make it a reality. This book lays out the plan you need, whether your group is meeting in person or digitally, to intentionally build meaningful, lasting connections and spiritual growth in your church community.

Andy Stanley is a communicator, author, and pastor, and he is the founder of Atlanta-based North Point Ministries, which consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of nearly one hundred churches around the globe. As the host of Your Move with Andy Stanley—a show that delivers more than 10.5 million messages each month—and the author of more than twenty books, he is considered one of the most influential pastors in America. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

Bill Willits is the executive director of Adult Ministry Environments for North Point Ministries and one of its founding staff members. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he and his team have connected more than fifty thousand adults into small groups. Bill and his wife, Terry, have one daughter and one granddaughter.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 073529125X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780735291256
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.48 x 0.68 x 8.25 inches


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