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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Small Group Resources |

Summer Time can be Service Time

Summer Time can be Service Time

Summer time changes a lot of schedules for families.  This summer I want to challenge you and your group to take advantage of this and try to notice others, their needs, their hobbies/interests and the opportunity to build relationships with them.  Take a few minutes to help someone or encourage someone.  There are a variety of fun, creative and exciting ways you can meet your neighbors/groups/organizational leaders and build meaningful relationships with them. Here are some key ingredients that your group might want to consider. Make a few notes to help focus your thoughts: -What area of town do you want to focus on? The area you meet in, schools your kids attend, where you shop most, etc: -Where is the need? Most of us drive to and from work and never notice the needs around us. Pray to see the need in your community.  Then try to identify the top 5 needs you see and discuss with neighbors or your group.  This will help you discover your groups/neighbors...

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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Small Group Resources |

When it comes to a Small Group, How small is too small?

When it comes to a Small Group, How small is too small?

One of the leading questions that can get a Small GroupPoint person cornered is “what size should a small group be?”  or “What is the perfect number for our small group?” I am always hesitant to just spout off a number.  Rather, I explain that it depends on your house as well as the number of kids and leaders you have in the group.  In more reproductive areas of our city the average couple could bring 5 or 6 kids with them.  This will limit the number of couples due to places for the kids to eat and play.  In other areas or our community where empty nesters may be more prevalent, they can have several couples participate.   My experience guide for my small group is less than 15.  When my group reaches 15 too many conversations can happen at the same time, therefore diminishing the value of small group.  There is no perfect number. On the other hand, I had a call today where the leader began to...

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