December 2, 2009
Does dividing a small group produce a blessing or a curse?
It's time for a showdown for this Question of the Week—we're talking high noon at the OK Corrall, folks. I want to dig into the topic of multiplication. Specifically, the practice of dividing (or "branching" or "birthing" or whatever term you prefer) an existing small group in order to form two or more groups.
There are lots of diffrent angles and scenarios we can think up on this topic, but I want to keep the discussion focused on the people involved. So here's the question: Does dividing a small group help the attending group members, or does it harm them?
And if you want to get a little background information on this issue, there are two articles from SmallGroups.com that I would recommend (see if you can tell what each author thinks by the titles...):
--Why Dividing Small Groups Is a Dumb Idea, by Larry Osborne
--The Joys of Multiplication, by Randy Frazee
posted by Sam O'Neal on December 2, 2009 9:18 AM