Getting more people in more groups is not the answer! Calling people beyond individualism, isolation, and consumerism is!
Scott Boren has given us many excellent books on small groups but this one is one of his best. Almost every church has small groups but not many have small groups that make a difference in the community. In this book Scott shows us how to develop small groups that not only grow people but make a difference in the neighborhood and city.
It’s not a book of tips and practical insights – but rather a book about figuring out WHY you do small groups and then determining HOW to execute the systems you have to get the results of true discipling.
Scott does a great job of helping us appreciate the value of ALL of our small groups, even those that frustrate us, realizing the benefits of every group and the “story” they are living. But the aim is helping groups not merely settle for “normal”. Instead, it’s moving people beyond the “How God benefits me” experience to a vision of making Kingdom impact together on the world around us.
This book is about appreciating people for where they currently are, but thinking through how to build ways that keep calling them to be sacricing their time and energy for others and even beyond that to a life of living out ministry & mission with those they are experiencing community with.