Tools Of The Trade – Books


When I first came on staff at Cross Point 4 years ago, I decided to take a crash course in everything small groups. I knew if we were going to get to 80% of our adults in groups, we were going to need a lot of help. There were several books and blogs that helped shape my thinking along the way. Here are a few of my favorite books:

  • Sticky Church by Larry Osborne. This book really opened my eyes to the power of message questions groups. They have maintained over 80% in groups for several years.

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Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with over twenty-three years of experience serving the local church. Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the Discipleship and Small Group Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Chris's first book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes, was just released by Thomas Nelson.