There may come a time in the life of your small group when the following idea runs through your mind. “We’re stuck and I don’t feel like I’m growing. We do lightweight studies, no one participates, and no one seems to want to change.”
HOW TO FIX THIS – The good news is that this means that you’re the spiritual growth champion for the group. You may not have that official title, but it sounds like you have the highest interest, so you are a logical person to champion spiritual growth. If you’re not the Host, pray first for God’s leading, then take your Host to coffee, explain how you’re feeling, and offer to take on the role of the Spiritual Growth Champion. If your Host isn’t interested or dismisses the idea, suggest that you both go together to LT2 Empower (you can see upcoming dates on the Calendar and Events at www.saddlebackfamily.com). You could also go to Leader Training 1, get the free Don’t Lead Alone 6-CD set gift, and give the Host CD to your Host. And, if your Host hasn’t gone to Leader Training 1, offer to go with them.
If your group hasn't completed the small group guidelines and agreement, suggest that you all do so. Spiritual growth is the first value for each small group.
In any case, be gentle and help guide the group toward growing in spiritual health. Everyone may not be at your level of interest, but everyone can get going in the right direction, thanks to you.