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To reproduce, a small group needs enough people. But there is no “magic number”. Various factors dictate when a group is large enough to launch a new group.

Key Points:

  • An outward focus. If the people in the group are outwardly focused and invitational, it takes fewer people to start a new group.
  • Work as a team. Everything in a small group should be done as a team.
  • Leadership is key. More important than the number of attendees is the number of trained leaders.
  • Not just numbers, but maturity. A group has a great chance of reproducing successfully as its members are growing in maturity. In other words, as group members start to help others pursue God, the group is increasingly prepared to multiply itself.
  • Don’t wait. The best strategy is to pave the way for reproducing the group long before it becomes necessary.

Quote This:

The goal of every small group is to reproduce. If a group is healthy, it can successfully launch a new group.

See Also: Series for Small Groups

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some pros and cons of a group getting large?
  3. When is a group too small to launch a new group?
  4. Why is size alone not a good enough measure of a group’s readiness to reproduce?
  5. Why do you think groups wait too long to start preparing to reproduce?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.