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Wouldn't it be great if you could actually start doing less stuff and make more disciples? You can!

Key Points:

  • Cut before you boost. If you want better results, try cutting back on things that aren’t supplementing your main goal.
  • Stop doing Bible studies. This isn’t because studying the BIble is wrong, but because we can fall into a rut of studying God’s word for years without doing anything about it. Join the mission you’ve been reading about.
  • Stop doing small groups. It is easy for small groups to become insular and for the members of small groups to only ever see each other for an hour a week at the small group. If the members of the small group only ever see each other at small group, is it really accomplishing its purpose?
  • Stop doing “service projects.” If mission and intentionality aren’t part of the DNA of serving, it may not be anything more than a holy huddle for your church.

Quote This:

Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. —Albert Einstein

See Also: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some areas in your life you’ve had to “cut” in order to “boost” in the past?
  3. How can Bible studies fail to accomplish their purpose? What is the real purpose of a Bible study?
  4. What is the purpose of a small group? How can it fail to achieve its purposes?
  5. What is the purpose of a church taking up service projects? In what ways can these projects fail to be missional or effective?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is topic is adapted from the Next Best Time YouTue channel.