Confessions of a Small-Group Leader: Article watch

I’ve been involved in a small house fellowship and so this article “Confessions of a small-group leader” attracted me. While not everything is relevant for the local Indian context context that I find myself in, still the article makes a good read and warning. It is sourced from Christianity Today, click the link below to read the full article.

My first experience in small-group ministry is now over—sooner than I expected. But I still believe in the concept. Even though I made so many mistakes, I intend to go out and try again. In fact, I’m already involved in a second small group, and I’ve taken steps to safeguard against the problems I’m about to describe.

The first group started after my Sunday school class complained that 45 minutes wasn’t enough time to do the text justice. I suggested we meet on some weeknight in addition to Sunday morning.

One couple volunteered their home, and before long, their living room was filled with young adults we never could have coaxed out of bed for Sunday school. More important, the teaching enjoyed an efficiency over tortilla chips and cola that somehow had hit snags coming over a pulpit or lectern. The church had given me a license to preach, but the small group gave me license to minister.

We made some serious blunders, however. What were they? Here are several.

Read full article here.

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1 Response to “Confessions of a Small-Group Leader: Article watch”


  1. 1 Fidel Ramos March 16, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Thanks for sharing!


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