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How People Grow
by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
PREPARATION FOR SESSION 1
Discussion Starter of Small Group Wednesday
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FOUR MODELS OF HOW PEOPLE GROW
Have you encountered or held one of the following popular ways of thinking about personal growth?
1. The sin model: All problems are a result of one's sin.
2. The truth model: The truth of the Bible will set you free.
3. The experiential model: Get to the pain in your life, and then somehow
"get it out."
4. The supernatural model: The Holy Spirit heals, sometimes instantly and sometimes gradually.
What have been your frustrations with these models or the frustrated experiences of people you know who were trying to grow via one of these models?
What makes sense to you about each model?
What do you personally want to see as a result of personal/spiritual growth?
BASED ON How People Grow BOOK AND WORKBOOK.