“A small group will know she’s missional when she cares as much about people outside the group as those in the group.”
Small groups have a tendency to turn inward. Some people call these groups “navel gazers.” Their attention is focused only on themselves and their close friends who are in the group with them. A group leader must continually remind the group that there is a people in need of Christ next door to the house where the group meets, at the grocery where group members shop, and in the cubicle next to them where a group member works. It would be wise for a group leader to guide their group to pray for specific people by name weekly and ask group members to invite those not yet followers of Christ to become part of the group.