April 19, 2011
We don't need anymore clowns, though...
I was reviewing the results of some of the polls that have been featured on this blog in recent months, and one of them surprised me. The original question was: Do you have fun when you participate in small-group meetings?
Here were the results:
- Yes, our group meetings are always fun: 29 percent
- Yes, most of our group meetings are fun: 41 percent
- We sometimes have fun: 21 percent
- No, I rarely have fun at a group meeting: 8 percent
We had about 50 people respond, which is a pretty good sample size for a non-scientific poll of this type.
On the one hand, the results look good. Right at 70 percent of the people responding said they had fun in their small groups most of the time or all of the time. And I'm certainly glad to see that.
But what about the 30 percent of people who have fun in their groups only sometimes or rarely? That's almost one-third of the total responses—a big chunk! Too big, in my opinion. Even if a group is meeting for accountability or to focus on prayer, there should be elements of fun in most situations.
Right? Am I off on this?
If you have a moment, let's post some ideas in the Comments section below about what you enjoy in your small group. What does your group do for fun? What are some great ideas you can share with other group leaders and members?
posted by Sam O'Neal on April 19, 2011 9:16 AM