Last week (Feb. 2012), in my weekend links I included an article with the provocative title, “Why Churches Should Euthanize their Small Groups“. There are some radical ideas, at least some will consider them radical. But there are questions and issues that need to be addressed with regard to the way small groups are pursued in our churches.
Actually and proactively euthanizing small group ministry in churches would be a disaster. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done. Nor does it mean it should. It is always more complicated than a title to an article. But go and read the article and come back here and begin the discussion.
- Are we making disciples in our small group efforts? or
- How are small groups helping us reach new people with the gospel? or
- Are our small group structures inhibiting the cultivation of gospel-transformed, biblically-shaped followers of the Savior?