Yesterday I asked the question, “What have you designed your groups to make?” Answering my own question, I said, “Our small groups are designed to make followers of Jesus.” And I must admit that my answer begs the question, “what kind of group will make disciples or followers of Jesus?” See also, What Have You Designed Your Groups to Make?
What kind of group will make disciples…or followers of Jesus?
We could also ask, “What would have to be true about a group for it to make followers of Jesus?”
Good questions…don’t you think?
I’m sure there are more than these 5, but I don’t believe you can actually make followers of Jesus without these. See what you think.
5 essential ingredients of groups that make followers of Jesus:
- The presence of a person who can say, “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1).” How far ahead must they be? A step or two. Note: This person (or these people) may not need to be the leader of the group. See also, 8 Habits of a Life-Changing Small Group Leader and Groups of All Kinds and the Essential Ingredients of Life-Change.
- A curriculum focused on learning…