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Small groups don't just reproduce out of the blue. It takes intentional steps to help group members prepare to launch a new group.
- Set the tone early.
- Highlight future leaders.
- Divide up whenever possible.
If leaders try to reproduce a group that is not prepared, the members will probably resist and may never be open to trying the idea again. But if leaders help group members catch the disciple-making vision behind reproducing, launching a new group can be an exciting, faith-building experience that group members will want to do again and again.
See Also: Discipleship Culture
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Why is it so important for small groups to reproduce?
- What happens in a group when the leaders want to reproduce but the members are not prepared?
- How does spotlighting future leaders help a group prepare to reproduce?
- What are some other practical ways that a group might divide up into sub-groups long before a new group launches?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.