There are two questions inherent in every small group ministry: How do you get people connected into new groups, and how do you sustain existing groups? There are two crucial areas you need to consider in sustaining your small group ministry. One is how you do infrastructure; not sexy, but needed if you have over 10 groups in your church. This topic will be discussed in next month’s issue. The second area, and the topic of this article, is Sustaining Gatherings.
What in the world is a Gathering? Why are Gatherings important and why should your church do a Gathering? How do you do a Gathering? Are Gatherings just for large Small Group Ministries? Each of these questions needs to be answered in order for you to sustain the small groups you start.
What is a Gathering? MLM’s (Multi-Level Marketing) or companies doing a “pyramid” strategy have known the value of bringing together their people for a rally for some time. At these gatherings, the companies cast vision, share values, and get their people excited about the future. This is a valuable lesson we can learn from. The church, however, reaches far beyond…Continue Reading