What if you put Jesus in charge of small groups?

Justin Knowles asks:

If Jesus was in charge of small groups at a church, what would they look like? What would he focus on? Why? What would be his priorities? It actually is really fun to think about and I think it’s relatively easy to figure it out because we just need to look how Jesus lead. I think if we are doing these things, we ought to be doing pretty good.

He gives some examples of how he thinks Jesus would lead here.

But really… what should our small groups look like?

What should our DISCIPLESHIP or SPIRITUAL FORMATION process look like?

How would Jesus do it differently that we/you are doing it now?

Is it possible to disciple like Jesus did?  How would you go about doing it?

If you hired Jesus as your small groups consultant… what would he tell you to do differently?

Let’s start there.

Todd

One Comments

  • A. Amos Love September 26, 2013 Reply

    Justin asks…
    If Jesus was in charge of small groups at a church, what would they look like?

    In the article Justin talks about Jesus investing in “Core Leaders.”

    “Invested in the core leaders.”

    ‘Jesus had the 3 close disciples. The one who we took on the mountain with him. They were his core. He knew what they were going to do later so he wanted to make sure they were properly poured into. Same with our small groups and leaders. There are some we see have major potential so we want to make sure we pour into the core so they in turn can pour into others.”

    Seems Justin missed the part of Jesus teaching ALL His Disciples, His small group, NOT to be called “Leaders.” For you have “ONE” leader – Christ.

    And NOT one of His Disciples called themselves “Leader.”
    ALL of His Disciples called themselves “Servants.”

    Mat 23:10-12 NASI – New American Standard Bible
    Do NOT be called leaders; for “ONE” is your Leader, that is, Christ.
    But the greatest among you shall be your “Servant.”
    Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled;
    and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

    The Message – Mat 23:10-12.
    And don’t let people maneuver you into taking charge of them.
    There is only “ONE” Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.
    **Do you want to stand out? – Then step down. – Be a servant.**
    If you puff yourself up, you’ll get the wind knocked out of you.
    But if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty

    Todd, you ask…
    “What should our DISCIPLESHIP … process look like?”

    Seems simple enough – Aren’t those, who think they are making “Disciples of Jesus,” supposed to be teaching, wanna-be Disciples, what Jesus commanded His Disciples?

    Mat 28:19-20 NKJV
    Go therefore and make disciples…
    **teaching them to “observe” all things that I have commanded you**

    And Jesus commanded His Disciples – NOT to be called “Leader.”

    That would be an interesting place to start in your DISCIPLESHIP process.

    And, you ask – “Is it possible to disciple like Jesus did?”

    NO – Well, NOT if you call your self a “Disciple of Jesus”
    And also call your self “Leader.” Or “Church Leader.” Or “Core Leader.”

    If someone calls them self “Leader?”

    Are they one of His Disciples?

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