If you answered, “Fun!” you would be correct. According to our guest, Small Groups Pastor Ben Reed, fun is the key element in growing small groups. If that seems too superficial to you, take 25 minutes and listen to the Biblical basis for “fun” and how it fosters the spiritual growth of group members. Ben also gives some tips on how to build space and intentionality for fun into your groups. This might just motivate you to nudge your group leaders into having a party this holiday season!
After serving eight years as a small groups pastor at two churches in Nashville, TN, Ben Reed joined the staff of Saddleback Church this fall. Ben has authored, “Starting Small – the Ultimate Small Group Blueprint” and blogs regularly at Benreed.net. In addition, Ben serves as the head of the Communications Team for the Small Group Network and its most “fun” member! Follow him on twitter @BenReed.