Many of us have come to expect church plants to start with five different life stage small groups, each with its own trendy name attached to it. However, I have seen how most of these churches also try to guilt you into these small groups. We start by saying, “So glad you are here on Sunday morning” but then subtly start filling up your weekly calendar. Suddenly, Sunday morning worship attendance turns into Wednesday night suppers, Thursday night small groups, Friday evening Christian concerts and Saturday morning service opportunities. What happens is we holy-huddle with all of our church friends and forget to engage the people God has placed in our lives as coworkers, neighbors, families on the soccer fields, PureBarre partners and wherever else Christ has us plugged into “small groups.”
So, as you are looking around on this website, you may be wondering where are the life groups? Aren’t small groups a prerequisite of all new churches?