In light of Jason’s post Saturday (which I found hilarious), here’s another model for small groups, from the Biblical Counseling Coalition Grace & Truth blog, trying to accomplish the opposite of what Jason’s tongue-in-cheek video portrays.
The blogger’s church actually revolves around small groups and is purposeful in counseling, shepherding, mentoring, and one-anothering through them. From what I’ve seen and experienced, our church’s small groups (and our ABF) are good at keeping that focus as well. It’s so much easier and more comfortable to be in a non-invasive never-get-deep environment, but ease and comfort never produced much worth having! Ya gotta be challenged if you wanna grow.