June 13, 2011
Let's explore an issue that generates strong opinions among "group people."
I want to share a secret, so I'm going to whisper. Come in close so you can hear: [whispher] In a couple weeks, SmallGroups.com will feature a downloadable resource on effectively launching online small groups in your church [/whisper].
That's right: this will be something like an official endorsement for online small groups. Or at least, an official endorsement on a few methods for attempting online small groups.
Some of you don't care about this subject either way, but others of you may be feeling mad right about now. Upset. Betrayed. Well, before you get carried away, here are six reasons why Alan Danielson loves online small groups:
- I get to do group with some great friends from across the country.
- It's simple.
- I attended once in my bathrobe when I was sick!
- We don't have to coordinate a snack schedule.
- We hold each other very accountable.
- It's one of the rawest, most honest group experiences I've ever had.
If you have some opinions on this topic (including angry ones), I would love to hear them before I finish up the final edits on this resource. So let me know in the Comments section below if you have an answer to this question: Can online small groups really work as well as "face to face" groups"?
posted by Sam O'Neal on June 13, 2011 11:25 AM