Ever heard someone use a word or a phrase and there was something about the way they said it that made you realize…they didn’t know what it meant? I remember when a friend of mine kept talking about the long tail (a business term) and ecosystem (or some other buzzword, I don’t remember) and it was so obvious to everyone else that he had no clue what either of the words actually meant! To use a now ancient buzzword…it was emperor’s new clothes obvious.
Think there are buzzwords that we use and sometimes don’t actually know what they mean? Or sometimes use in a way that is significantly different than everyone else? I think there’s more than you might think!
Here are 10 of the most overused small group ministry buzzwords:
- Disciples who make disciples. This actually might be the most overused small group ministry buzzword right now. Not because it’s pretentious or anything. Mostly because you’re probably not actually a disciple if you’re not making disciples.
- Spiritual formation. If it isn’t complicated…it’s probably not legit. I like what Dallas Willard said in Renovation of the Heart: “Spiritual formation…is the process by which the human spirit or will is given a…