At Suncrest, we’ve relied on an all-church study in the fall for 2 reasons…
1. Jump start small group momentum
2. Refocus on one of our four “C”s.
Generally, we keep the all-church study between 4-7 sessions, and groups have great curriculum liberty after that.
As group leaders step into leadership, I meet with them and talk about the need to be unified with what the church’s mission is. Leaders also sign a covenant which outlines their responsibilities. The first one being Unity, and it says, Leaders at Suncrest will always strive to protect the unity of the church. We will speak positively of other church leaders…etc.
So what do you say when a group leader doesn’t want to do the all-church study? When they’ve told their group they don’t really like the study? The reasons are pretty flimsy…Homework. Not cool enough.