SMALL GROUP LEADERA couple of thoughts from this clip in the margin of one of Orange's handouts:
One consistent leader for the same 8-10 children all year
• We suggest you start and end
in small group so kids connect relationally with one leader and other similar-aged peers.
• If you have multiple small groups meeting in one room, try using circle area rugs to give each group their own spot.
• Offer as many of the activities as your time, space, and resources allow.
They suggest that you provide consistent leaders throughout the year. This makes sense because relationship is the currency of disciple-making.
Logistically they believe face-to-face interaction around a focal point overcomes not having lots of individual classrooms. This is great news for church plants!
Flexibility and overplanning increase your chances for success.
Way to go Orange Team! http://www.rethinkgroup.org/
Reggiejoiner - 04.10.12 @ 04:08It’s better to make a difference than to make a point. - @AndyStanley#Catalyst