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A great small group will be invitational, but it doesn't happen by accident. Its leadership team must be intentional about helping the group reach out to people who aren't there yet.

Key Points:

  • It starts with the leaders.
  • Remind people why the group exists.
  • Brainstorm people to invite.
  • Prayer for the people who aren’t there yet.
  • Plan invitational events.
  • Train people what to say.
  • Always be ready for guests to show up.
  • Be patient.

Quote This:

A healthy small group is intentional about inviting others to join.

See Also: Series for Small Groups

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Do you believe a truly healthy small group must be invitational? Why or why not?
  3. What happens in the dynamics of a group as people lose the vision to invite others?
  4. Brainstorm some invitational events a small group could organize.
  5. What are some factors that make it hard to invite people to join a group? How would you address these challenges?
  6. How would you invite a church attender differently from a non-church attender?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.