Small Group Approaches for Busy People

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If you’re the small group point person in a community full of commuters or young families with many things on their agenda or if you’re constantly hearing from people, “I don’t have time to be involved in a group.”, you may want to consider allowing your groups to do group life a little differently. Maybe one of the options below will work for the busy people you lead.

  1. Have the group meet twice a month instead of weekly.
  2. The Staggered Option… The first week of the month everyone meets together. The second week of the month men do something recreational inviting a non-believer while wives watch the children at home. The third week of the month everyone meets together again. The fourth week of the month women do something recreational inviting a non-believer while husbands watch the children at home. When there’s a fifth week in the month everyone comes together to do something fun (cookout, picnic, etc…) and they invite those people and their households who are the non-believers that were invited to the recreational experience weeks 2 and 4.
  3. If the group is gender-based, meet early mornings before work.
  4. If the church has space and has multiple worship services, meet before or after worship so that childcare is taken care of.
  5. If a group of people work in the same area (multiple commuters that work downtown, etc…) they could have a group that meets one day during lunch or before work starts.
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