“There are seven advantages to putting time boundaries on groups:
- The groups have a clear beginning and end date.
- It is easier for people to make short-term commitments.
- Time is allotted for concentrated promotion with sign-ups.
- It’s easier for new people to join a group when everyone is starting at the same time.
- There are more group options – new topics offered each semester.
- The groups match the rhythm of the academic calendar.
- Growth can occur through a stress-and-release cycle.”
– Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas, with Jennifer Dykes Henson
The above quote is from p. 56 of Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups.
This revised and expanded edition of Activate shows church leaders how to make their small groups work. Drawing from the startling success of small groups at The Journey Church, Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas debunk the myths, set the record straight, and show how church leaders can implement a healthy small group ministry that gets the maximum number of people involved and solves many of the important problems facing churches of all sizes. These practical strategies will produce life-changing results.
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