I am always thinking about small groups because it is in small groups that God has allowed me to best see spiritual growth in people. When I look at the posts I have written since I started blogging, most of those posts are lists of things to do. I think the lists are good. However, there is something missing in those posts that is crucial that if not included will make the “lists” no good. So, what is it? What is missing? The very thing I do not get right is missing. What is it?
The meeting that is missing is the one where things get assigned. We could call it “the leadership meeting.” It could be called something else, but it is the meeting where crucial tasks get assigned, discussed, improved, etc. It is where momentum happens before it happens. Dr. Harry Piland, also know as “Mr. Sunday School” said, “you can tell the quality of a Sunday School by its leadership meeting.” Well, that meeting has changed over time but is needed. It now happens online or by video, but it is needed.
When I think of “the meeting” that needs to happen to assign the crucial tasks that make a small group grow, I think of the difference between good and great. “Good” is getting by. “Great” is assigning tasks within the body of Christ to enable more people to get things done. Just a little Saturday morning thinking here in North Texas.