Tom Grosh, an IVCF leader, is speaking at a workshop in Pittsburgh and is seeking some data. I am providing the basic information he is seeking and his e-mail, so if you are willing to send him some data he would appreciate it.
To provide some data for the workshop attendees to compare with the current state of affairs at their local assembly, I’ve asked a few local assemblies with which I’m connected to let me know the following:
1. stats as to how many ‘traditional’ small groups exist in your local assembly and about how many Sunday morning attendees these include.
2. stats as to how many ‘nontraditional’ small groups exist in your local assembly, e.g., women’s ministry, men’s ministry, and about how many Sunday morning attendees these include.
3. a brief overview of the manner in which small groups do or do not connect with the discipleship ministry of your local assembly — 1-2 paragraphs or an already developed document for annual meeting/church board are fine.
4. 1-2 resources which they’ve found most helpful for their assembly’s small group ministry