Joining the Conversation

February 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm (small groups)

I am just so excited about our small groups. I have to talk about them a little more today!

The main focus of our small groups is to provide an environment where you can connect with a few people on a deeper level than any other environment can provide.

But one of the other benefits is that it allows a conversation! We have a ‘big idea’ small group model. What I mean by that is that most of our groups’ discussions are based on the message from Sunday. (We are trying to send out ONE big idea a week, which is actually only a part of the ONE big idea for the month!)

So, while my message on Sunday is a very one-way, me tell you type of communication, Small Groups allow us to turn those ideas into a conversation which everyone can be involved in. And that is a BIG DEAL, because our world is craving to be part of a conversation.

Not sure about that? Think about these examples:
–Online streaming of TV often includes a chat interface. CONVERSATION.
–The fastest growing media in the world is ‘social media’. Media which allows people to discuss, contribute, and rate products, ideas, and ventures. CONVERSATION.
–Nearly every person has Facebook these days. All Facebook is is a network of friends who can keep up with what their friends are doing and comment, encourage or challenge them. CONVERSATION!

Small groups provide a conversation about our big idea for the week. You should join in on the conversation!

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Joining the Conversation

February 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm (small groups)

I am just so excited about our small groups. I have to talk about them a little more today!

The main focus of our small groups is to provide an environment where you can connect with a few people on a deeper level than any other environment can provide.

But one of the other benefits is that it allows a conversation! We have a ‘big idea’ small group model. What I mean by that is that most of our groups’ discussions are based on the message from Sunday. (We are trying to send out ONE big idea a week, which is actually only a part of the ONE big idea for the month!)

So, while my message on Sunday is a very one-way, me tell you type of communication, Small Groups allow us to turn those ideas into a conversation which everyone can be involved in. And that is a BIG DEAL, because our world is craving to be part of a conversation.

Not sure about that? Think about these examples:
–Online streaming of TV often includes a chat interface. CONVERSATION.
–The fastest growing media in the world is ‘social media’. Media which allows people to discuss, contribute, and rate products, ideas, and ventures. CONVERSATION.
–Nearly every person has Facebook these days. All Facebook is is a network of friends who can keep up with what their friends are doing and comment, encourage or challenge them. CONVERSATION!

Small groups provide a conversation about our big idea for the week. You should join in on the conversation!

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