How to Inspire People to Join Small Groups

Podcast: Inviting people into the discipleship journey.
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How can you pique interest in small groups at your church? In this episode, Oliver Hersey and Bill Search explore what it takes to invite people into small groups in 2021. For people who aren’t backed by large churches – Bill suggests blooming where you’re planted. You can start by faithfully leading until you see more fruitfulness and growth for small groups in the church.

Consider how Jesus inspired people, fisherman and tax collectors to follow Him. “Jesus said, `Come and see.' They went and saw the place where Jesus was staying. The time was about four o'clock in the afternoon. They stayed with Jesus the rest of the day (Jn. 1:39).”

Here’s what works for many churches across the country, when asking people to join small groups:

  • Ask for a short-term commitment (eight to twelve weeks).
  • Use a materials that speak to a felt need in the body of Christ (like Rooted, which speaks to the core essence of being a Christian).
  • Everybody’s participating in small groups at your church.

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Produced by Kelsey Bowse, edited by Alex Carter

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