IS ANYONE ELSE VOUCHING FOR YOU GUYS AND/OR THE NEED FOR THIS STUDY?
Well, at least a few folks are:
"I'm personally convinced that small group ministries are the great conundrum in most American churches. Everybody says they're vital, but few have figured out how to make them actually work. Any research that highlights best practices rather than simply passing on theory and idealism would be a great help to the church at large."
Larry Osborne, pastor at North Coast Church & author of several church leadership books
"Healthy small groups are the lifeblood of almost every church, and this much-needed resource should have a long life of helping small group leaders learn how to have groups that thrive."
Warren Bird, Ph.D., research director at Leadership Network & co-author of 30 books, including 3 on small groups
"I’ve led small groups for years and am currently writing an 18-week discipleship journey called Pathways. Based on Ryan’s work in Teams That Thrive, I would expect just as much up-to-date, insightful and helpful ideas. Ryan’s work will undoubtedly help us think about Pathways and the small group experience in a new and fresh light. I’m also very excited for Ryan to share insights about this book in a workshop at our 14th annual XP-Seminar in 2018."
Dr. David Fletcher, executive pastor at EvFree Fullerton & founder, XPastor.org