“So you’ve made a decision to implement the semester-based system in your church. But what happens if someone new comes to your church in the middle of a semester? Can they get involved in that group?
While conventional wisdom would say, “Yes, of course! People can sign up and jump into a group at any time,” the reality is that ongoing sign-ups benefit neither the new person nor your small group system as a whole.
A shorter, focused promotion and sign-up period will give your system and everyone involved the best chance for success.”
– Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas, with Jennifer Dykes Henson
The above quote is from p. 59 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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