American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Small Group Leader

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Dear Friend:


God. Work. Friends. Dating. Marriage. Family. Parents. Roommates. Church. Politics. Sports. When you think about it, life is all about relationships—our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationships with one another.

And because God made us that way, I believe at the core that we are broken in relationships and healed in relationships.

That’s why I think the Small Group movement today is so explosive and sweeping our churches and communities… not just in America, but worldwide!

In fact, the largest Christian church in the world, Yoido Full Gospel Church, in Seoul, Korea, was started in 1958 in a living room with a gathering of five people. Yoido now boasts a congregation of 830,000 members… and is thriving!

Pastor Paul Cho uncovered a long forgotten secret to church growth. In fact, the early Christian church employed this practice following our Lord’s teaching in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

What’s Yoido’s secret? Simply helping to integrate EVERY church member into a dynamic and committed small group. Pastor Cho understands the value of personal relationships in completely offering the whole church/ministry experience. When you look at the life and ministry of Jesus, you can’t help but notice His love for, and commitment to, a small group of 12 disciples who radically impacted the world for Christ.

Small groups create opportunities for connectedness and community; they help link the Church to people, build relationships among friends, and offer an environment where men and women—young and old—can come together to experience the power of ministry and healing together in a safe place.

In this age of overcommitted schedules, gridlocked highways, and non-personal Internet communication… it is wonderful work to help people reconnect and grow together personally and spiritually.

Now you can be part of this explosive movement!

We have known for years the incredible power of small groups and group process. I taught groups for years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. One lesson I learned was not only how powerful and therapeutic groups are, but also how dangerous and hurtful they can be if you are not equipped and serious about effective leadership.

That’s why I am so excited about this training program through Light University—the Small Group Leader Biblical Counseling Certificate Training Program.

This specialized training program is designed with you in mind… whether you are a pastor, mental health professional, Bible study teacher, lay leader or church member with the special gift of helping, you will find this course fresh, practical, and insightful.

Taught by some of the finest faculty in the world, Small Group Leader will give you the confidence you need to establish and more effectively lead counseling and ministry groups that foster friendship, Bible study, real life lesson application, recovery, and prayer.

If you lead a small group or believe God is leading you to do so, take a few minutes right now to enroll. I think you will quickly agree that this is an outstanding program of study.

I can’t wait to see what God is going to do all over the world through this program. We’d love to be a part of your life and ministry!

Sincerely,

Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

SGL 101: Change and Restoration: The Healing Power of Small Groups

Presented by Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT

SGL 102: Never Alone: The Theology of Small Groups

Presented by Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.

SGL 103: Types of Groups: An Overview for a Dynamic Ministry

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.; David Jenkins, Psy.D.; and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 104: Getting Started: Creating and Setting Up Successful Small Groups

Presented by Josh Straub, Ph.D.; Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.; and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 105: A Foundation of Trust: The Ethics of Small Groups

Presented by Diane Langberg, Ph.D.

SGL 106: Understanding Diversity: Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Small Groups

Presented by Leroy Scott, M.Div.

SGL 107: Establishing Priorities: Small Group Rules, Roles, and Boundaries

Presented by David Jenkins, Psy.D.

SGL 108: The Initial Stage Part I: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 109: The Initial Stage Part II: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 110: The Initial Stage Part III: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 111: The Transition Stage Part I: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 112: The Transition Stage Part II: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 113: The Transition Stage Part III: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 114: The Working Stage: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 115: The Termination Stage: The Process and Practice of Effective Small Groups

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

SGL 116: Leadership Matters: The Selection, Training, and Supervision of Small Group Leaders

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and David Jenkins, Psy.D.

 

BEST OFFER
Option 1 – Pay in Full: $349

Option 2 – Payment Plan
(Call 1-800-526-8673 for interest free financing)

FAQs

Q. Is this program flexible enough to fit my busy schedule?

A. Definitely. Light University is the epitome of flexibility, allowing you to design any schedule that is convenient for you. There is no deadline in which you must be finished with your coursework. You can study when and where you like and take as long as you like to complete your lessons.

Q. Is residency required for me to complete my program of study?

A. No. The entire course of study is on DVD for your convenience. You can view and review your lessons as often as you like. It is that simple. The DVD’s, along with the complete study guides, will lead you each step of the way.

Q. Will I receive a certificate when I am finished with my program of study?

A. Yes. You will receive a beautiful certificate from Light University signifying the completion of the entire program of study. Your certificate does not, however, certify you to counsel. That would be the decision of your local church pastor or counseling minister.

Q. Will I receive ongoing support and encouragement from the AACC once I have completed my studies?

A. Yes. You will receive a one-year free membership in the AACC when you enroll in the complete Caring for People God’s Way curriculum. An $109 value free! You can renew that membership once it expires and continue to receive the resources available to you from the AACC.

Q. Can I use Breaking Free as a training program for lay counselors in my ministry?

A. Yes. We have special rates available for group training programs. Call the office of Light University for more information (1-800-520-2268).

Q. Will there be other programs of study available to me in Light University once I complete Breaking Free

A.Yes. We are currently developing specialized units that will provide additional areas of study for those who wish to continue their training.

Q. Is college credit available for this training?

A. Yes. Please call our offices for details.

World-class Faculty

   
  Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. Ron Hawkins, Ed.D, D.Min. David Jenkins, Psy.D.  
 
   
  Diane Langberg, Ph.D. Eric Scalise, Ph.D. Leroy Scott, M.S., M.Div. Josh Straub, Ph.D.