Ministry teams can foster a strong start for small groups. The common way of starting groups requires random groupings of people who may or may not get along. It's like rolling dice—we have no idea how it will turn out. Transitioning teams into groups allows people to start their small-group journey with people they already know, and this gets the group started on a solid foundation.
—Seth Widner served as the small-group pastor of The Journey church and is the founder of i58revolution, an organization that supports healthy families; copyright 2013 by Christianity Today.
- What ministry teams do you have in your church?
- Which ministry teams consist of people already connecting and building relationships? Why do you think that is?
- How do you think people in your church's ministry teams would respond to transitioning to a small group?