Groups should multiply every 18 to 24 months. Actually, when planting, groups should multiply when it is most effective .
Do not build a group ministry based on curriculum. Actually, Curriculum driven groups can be used strategically in church planting.
Intergenerational groups are only effective if doing a cell church approach. Actually, Intergenerational small groups assure spiritual nurture of children and youth until a children’s ministry and a youth ministry are in place.
Connecting people to groups should be done by invitation only. Rather… Connecting individuals to groups should be multi-dimensional .
Senior Pastor’s Primary Passion Entry Way (if group is the entry way) Leaders Required Children Demographics Cell Groups/ Holistic Small Groups Theological Relational Missional Restorational Strong 1 per household plus an apprentice Intergenerational Income: Below Average Education: Below Average Making Extraordi-nary Disciples Theological Strong 1 per 4 or 1 per 12 Group Spouse Income: Average Education: Above Average Free Market System Relational Missional Strongest 1 per group (Group sizes vary) Group Spouse Income: Above Average Education: Above Average Open Small Groups Relational Missional Stronger 1 per group and an apprentice Group Income: Above Average Education: Above Average Closed Small Groups Relational OR Restorational Strong 1 per group Group Income: Above Average Education: Above Average Preference of Two (or more) Group Types Theological Relational Missional Restorational Strongest 1 per group/ room size (Sunday School class) Group Spouse Income: Above Average Education: Above Average Organic Community Groups Determined by the Leader’s passion or the “Group Personality” Stronger (due to the post-modern mindset) 1 per household Group Income: Below Average Education: Above Average