WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
We attend our group each week and many times do the “same ole, same ole.” Our people come each week and often we really don’t have a plan for our class. If the truth was known, I feel that people get bored with their group if there is not a plan, a goal, mission, organization or anything! The idea that our teaching of the lesson is enough for engaging lifechange for the people of our group is just not true. Christ has called us to more than a “sit & soak” mentality. The mission of our groups is so important to the kingdom there is no way it can be ignored.
WHAT DO I DO?
Make an announcement one Sunday that in a few weeks that the class will have a Planning Day. Send some emails, put the announcement on your FB Group, send cards whatever it takes to inform people. Next begin working with a couple of people who are like minded and begin to outline what the class time will look like. The trusted group will assist you in devising a plan for that day that will include enlisted additional leaders, a discussion of mission projects the class can get involved in to help the community. Mission projects for community and those outside the church are more compelling. Then get ORGANIZED. It is difficult to accomplish anything without being organized – Leaders for Social, Missions (have a mission project every semester), Communications & Class Calendar need to be addressed. Get out there and do what Christ has called you to do… You’ll never be the same!
Jonathan P. Jordan, state missionary
Georgia Baptist Convention