• Steve

    Think you are overlooking the good from some small groups. Mens Fraternity comes to mind. Like the other things you mentioned but there is also room for the church small groups -many who do serve in the community.

    • http://www.soulstuck.com soulstuck

      Thanks Dad. I wanted to give more attention to small groups in a different post. My focus here was more on teaching people that it’s much easier to develop relationships as an outsider when you are serving together with a group of like-minded people. It’s difficult for a lot of people, who have no church background, who aren’t very social, and who struggle to ever talk to strangers to just walk right in and begin opening up in a small group setting.

      I think serving together is the best way to build community at the start, especially for those who aren’t used to being in small group settings.

      The tone of this is primarily to focus on the benefits of serving, not where the church has gone wrong, but where it has the opportunity to go right. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!