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December 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm · Filed under by Joel Comiskey
By Rob Campbell
“Holistic small groups are the natural place for Christians to learn to serve others—both inside and outside the group—with their spiritual gifts. The planned multiplication of small groups is made possible through the continual development of leaders as a by-product of the normal group life. The meaning of the term ‘discipleship’ becomes practical in the context of holistic small groups: the transfer of life, not rote learning of abstract concepts” (Natural Church Development, Christian Schwarz, p. 32).
May I ask you to read that last sentence one more time? That sentence is one of the most concise definitions of discipleship in the context of holistic small groups that I’ve ever read. Ruminate of that sentence, my friend.
A few questions:
As you partner with God, how do your group members experience the “transfer of life?”
Concerning your equipping track, is it curriculum centered or seminar style? Do you equip one on one or assemble all the leaders together?
What one mistake have you made in equipping leaders that you would like to share with this blog community?