Leading a small group is a big investment of time and emotional energy. Because of this, quiting small group leadership has become an epidemic. I’ll bet some of you are reading this blog post because you’d like a few good reasons to step aside yourself. Maybe the list below will help you decide if you should give up your group.
- Setting up my DVR is just too much trouble and, “I’m not gonna miss another episode of The Good Wife!”
- My dog just hates it when I put him outside for the evening.
- I feel obligated to spend time in the Bible and prayer every day when I’m leading a small group.
- Just when I get to know the people in my group well, my church tells us we have to start a new group so that other people can start a relationship with Jesus.
‘Nuff said …
Rick Howerton has one passion — to see “a biblical small group within walking distance of every person on the planet making disciples that make disciples.” He is pursuing this passion as the small group and discipleship specialist at LifeWay Church Resources.