When we are on Christ's mission together, we have fellowship that can't be explained. When we are on Christ's mission together, the things we've learned from his Word become more meaningful. When we are on Christ's mission together, our actions make a difference.
Do you want your small groups to create true disciples? Then your small-group strategy must start with mission. In our hearts and minds, we must redefine discipleship. Here's a definition I've been working on, and I hope it helps clarify things for you and your small group: "Discipleship is joining with others to follow Christ's mission, through which we experience radical spiritual formation and unbreakable relational connection.
—Alan Danielson is a speaker and consultant who blogs at AlanDanielson.TV; article copyright 2010 by the author and Christianity Today International.
—Copyright 2010 by the author and Christianity Today.