How Size Matters, Part 2: House Size

Our Groups are Too Small? A few years ago I was at conference talking about groups and the lead church proposed that larger groups, made up of 30-50 people, on mission together, could be more effective than smaller groups of 10-15. As they explained this idea, I agreed with a lot of the things they were saying but I knew we had a huge problem! The host church was situated in a more affluent part of the state with bigger houses that could fit 30-50 people. I live in an older area with a little smaller, post World War 2 ...

How Size Matters, Part 1: Group Size

Do Numbers Matter? Typically we say an ideal small group consists of 10-15 people. Less than that can sometimes feel awkward and more can feel overwhelming. But, what if the number doesn't matter at all? I believe there are two things that affect group health more than how many people attend on a weekly basis. Expectations I’ve had groups in the past where only a few people signed up and so had to help the group navigate through what to do. I realized what mattered most was people’s expectations of how many people “should” be in the group in order ...

4 Secrets of a Legendary Host Home

I’ve been thinking through all the homes I’ve led a group in over the years and how thankful I am for each one. Without a good host home, a small group will never develop into a growing and loving group. Bottom line- host homes matter. In thinking about this, I began to wonder what are the common characteristics that make the best host homes. If you host a group, consider how you can develop these traits even further. If you’ve never hosted a group before but are thinking about it- this short list can help you decide if hosting is ...

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