Over a month ago we launched our summer term of small groups and have seen many un-connected people get connected into community. We’ve seen new friendships being made, families growing deeper in faith and lots of fun being had. We’ve seen many new leaders rise up to use their God-given gifts in leading and facilitating these groups. Praise God!
Summer doesn’t have to be a time to hit cruise and watch your small group ministry fade. By using the 3 keys below, your summer small groups can soar!
#1 Think Outside the Box
In the fall and winter terms, all of our groups gather in homes, but in the summer we do a hybrid of both home groups and interest based groups that gather outside. Yes, many people are traveling during the summer, however I’ve found most are not all out-of-town at the same time. Therefore, think outside the box of ways to gather people into community. Hint: Outdoors, fitness, BBQ’s, etc.
“A church must grow larger and smaller at the same time. Larger through worship and smaller through small groups.” – Rick Warren
#2 Recruit Leaders Who are Hiding in the Shadows
Due to travel, several of our key hosts were…
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