Why People Stop Coming to Your Group

Why People Stop Coming to Your Group

Previously, in How to Create Lasting Small Groups, we discussed how to help people engage long-term in your group. But even the best leader can struggle with group attendance. Here are some of the most frequent reasons: 1. “I didn’t do my homework.” — There is nothing wrong with asking your group to either prepare, read, or study something before coming to group each week. But, when you don’t keep it simple, group members may begin to feel like they are the only ones who can’t keep up. No one... Read More
How to Create a Lasting Small Group

How to Create a Lasting Small Group

by Beth Webb No one begins a small group with the expectation that it won’t last. But, without a plan and the right tools it can happen. What are the essentials to creating a lasting small group? Every group will look different, but there are some keys to getting your group started and headed in the right direction. They have nothing to do with content or what day of the week you choose for your small group. It can all be boiled down to one word: ownership. When you create a sense of ownership... Read More
8 Questions Every Church Should Answer About a Small Groups Model

8 Questions Every Church Should Answer About a Small Groups Model

You’re thinking about launching a small groups model in your church. Or maybe, you’re beginning to think about transitioning from one model to another. Before you begin, here are eight crucial questions to ask yourself as you start, (or restart), small groups in your church. What role will small groups play in your church? In other words, do you want to be a church of small groups or a church with small groups? The difference lies in how you organize your church in relation to your small... Read More