Friday, June 20, 2008

Why Churches Should Euthanize Their Small Groups (and what we should replace them with)

Pastor Brian Jones raised his doubts about small groups with a consulting pastor who replied.
“Well, Brian, that’s because they don’t work. Small groups are things that trick us into believing we’re serious about making disciples. The problem is 90% of small groups never produce one single disciple, ever. They help Christians make shallow friendships for sure. They’re great at helping Christians feel a tenuous connection to their local church. And they do a bang-up job of teaching Christians how to act like other Christians in the [in this case] evangelical Christian subculture. But when it comes to creating the kind of holistic disciples Jesus envisioned, the jury’s decision came back a long time ago – small groups just aren't working.”

I nominate for next cut: "holistic".

(via Oak Leaves)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be devestating news to the Renew groups.

8:10 PM  

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