Blog of Michael C. Mack about small groups, discipleship, leadership and whatever.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Repost: Summer Small Groups: Some're Here, Some Aren't
is your small group doing this summer? Did you know that summer can
actually be the BEST time for small groups? It’s a great time to get
outside together, serve together, do more socially together, play
together, learn some new things together. What’s the key word here?
That’s right … together! Here are some ideas:
Pull out your calendarsnow to plan when you will and won't meet over the summer.
Make a commitment to one another to be there whenever possible.
Go on trips together: camping, vacation, etc.
Lighten up the Bible study for the summer and do some devotional stuff together.
Do more Bible do's rather than Bible studies.
Meet on the deck, back porch,or at a park.
Study the one another passages from the New Testament over
the summer, and do each of them in a creative way. (A group I led did
this one year. We rotated homes and whoever hosted planned the "one
another" study and application. One week we served one another by
washing each others' cars. Another week we encouraged one another by
doing a fun affirmation exercise. Another week we spoke one another with
psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs by having a creative worship time at
a park. Every week we offered hospitality to one another without