April 27, 2011
In other words: help us help you.
Here is an email I recently received from a SmallGroups.com reader:
I'm looking for a small group resource about the process of birthing/multiplying a group. You have a lot of articles on SmallGroup.com about this topic. However, I'm looking for a study that a group leader could use to engage his members in the process of launching a new group(s) from an existing one. Preferably 3 to 4 sessions. Can you help?
It's an excellent idea—a small-group Bible study that helps people understand the importance of multiplication, then walks them through the process of casting vision, identifying potential leaders and apprentices, celebrating the accomplishments of the original group, and finally making the transition from one group to two (or more). Brilliant!
Unfortunately, I was not able to help this reader because such a resource does not currently exist on SmallGroups.com. (It will soon, though.) But the email was a great reminder to me that I need to be in better communication with the men and women I am trying to serve—namely, you.
So, will you help me? What are the holes that currently exist when it comes to equipping and serving small-group leaders in your church? And what resources can SmallGroups.com put together that would help you fill those holes? What obstacles are you encountering in your small group, and how can we help you move past them?
If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them. You can send me an email (soneal at christianitytoday.com), or post your thoughts as a Comment below. And thanks!
posted by Sam O'Neal on April 27, 2011 3:36 PM