Thursday, March 31, 2011
Small group stages
Scott Boren, author of Missional Small Groups writes about four different types/stages of small groups.
1. personal improvement
2. lifestyle adjustment
both of these stages can apply to any small group, not just church-oriented ones.
3. relational re-vision
4. missional re-creation.
As you can see, it can take some time for a small group to get to a missional mindset: many small groups never make it, in fact, and remain in either stage 1 or 2.
You can see a detailed summary of Scott's four stages either here or here.