Podcast Episode #384
Groups are important to the vitality of a church. As we discuss today, groups are often the catalyst for healthy growth in a church. If you look at a healthy church, you’ll likely see a healthy groups system.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Groups is one of the most neglected areas of church leadership.
- Someone who is in a small group is five times more likely still to be in a church after five years than someone who is not.
- People who are in groups give significantly more than those not in groups.
- Those who lead a specific ministry should also be passionate about that ministry.
- A healthy church group system is a reproducing church group system.
- I cannot overstate the importance of small groups in churches.
The six points we discuss are:
- They understand the power of groups
- Groups are a priority for the leadership
- There is a clearly identified champion for groups
- They make plans to multiply
- They have curricular consistency
- They include the priority of groups in their new member classes
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