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When one small group branches into two, we can ease the process for group members until both new groups are established.
- Meet at different times and places.
- Keep membership boundaries fluid – at first.
- Have a reunion.
- Communicate between leaders.
If you’re intentional about monitoring the transition, the members of both groups will quickly get over any anxiety about multiplying the group and both groups will soon start developing their own new identity.
See Also: Series for Small Groups
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
Have you ever been involved in the transition from one small group to two? If so, what went well? What didn’t go so well?
Do you think it’s a good idea to let people switch back and forth between both groups? Explain.
What other ideas can you think of that would help people transition into their new groups after a group multiplies?
If you’re the leader of the original group, what would you want to communicate about with the leader of the new group, and why?
If you’re the leader of the new group, what would you want to communicate about with the leader of the original group, and why?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.