Saturday, January 26, 2008

Back to the Drawing Board

I just got finished with a very interesting session. I had planned a 3 hour Training and Equipping session for Small Group leaders. Interestingly enough, only one leader, someone who began recently but has a long history with small groups - someone who asked if I wanted any HELP - he was the only one that showed up. We talked for 40 minutes or so. That was good. But I realized, especially after talking with someone about the most recent training session (8 people) that occurred a year ago - we're not anywhere near where I though we were. This is going to require a lot more preparation and cultivating than I'd initially thought. I never realized how much cultural change needed to take place in this place for this to thrive. There are people that are hungry to learn, to grow in their faith and to connect, but the pieces haven't been put together quite right yet. That's my job. So, I'm going to go back and figure out how to do my job. If anyone's got suggestions, I'm all ears...

1 comment:

jlee said...

We will talk about this one soon. I'm sorry to hear that only one person showed up. You are building from the ground up and I know that you will step up to the challenge (with God's grace).

I'm putting together our 8 week training sessions now. My job is a lot easier because I have existing groups (even though I need to redirect the focus).

We'll have a lot to talk about in the coming weeks and definitely in Texas.