Yes. Smaller! Groups serve many purposes. They provide safe places for people to grow spiritually and an avenue through which they can invite others to grow with them.
So many people do life alone, wishing and hoping that some day they will find what, in their hearts, they believe exists this side of Heaven. That is what Growth Groups are about. Don’t be fooled, however; this kind of God-honoring fellowship takes time. It is not fast food. But those who take the time to grow in community will not be left empty-handed nor empty-hearted. As a church, we are ordinary people proclaiming an extraordinary message to share with our world. Groups are one of the best places to introduce people to this extraordinary message. Many Adventist churches have tried to start small groups in their local congregations. Some have been successful. Many have not. What makes the difference?
After 20 years of small group experience, Milton has developed a small group model that grows out of who we are as Seventh-day Adventists. So many times we try to take something that is working in other churches and drop it into Adventism. Then we wonder why it does not work or is so short lived. This seminar is faithful to the message and mission of who we are as a people.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Opening session
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
12:15 p.m. Fellowship Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Four exciting and
(50 min. each) practical sessions!
6:00 Light supper
Sabbath p.m. or Sunday a.m.:
“Keeping Your Groups from Derailing”
This round-table covers Chapter 7 of the training manual. It is essential for administration and those involved in overseeing all the groups.
To Be Covered
· Mission & Methods, Vision & Values
· Seven Guiding Principles For Groups
· Essential Ingredients For Healthy Groups
· One Indispensable Key for Group Survival!
· Troubleshooting Tips for Healthily Groups
· How to Build a Strong Core Group.
· How Do I Get Started?
Simple, Practical, & Reproducible Holistic Small Groups that work in Adventism