One of the most exciting concepts regarding growing a group of people is the power that “one person inviting one person” holds. It creates the potential for exponential growth. Think about it.
It’s as simple as this; if everyone in your group brought one person next week, the size of your class would double. If they got excited and the next week everybody brought another person, it would double again.
Rick Warren suggests that the power of this kind of thinking means that whatever size you think your group has the potential to be, you should add a zero. I know. That’s thinking big.
The point of this kind of thinking is not “church growth” or applying a pyramid sales growth scheme to church. It’s not a scam or quick shallow growth emphasis. The point is Kingdom growth. This is how the first church in the book of Acts grew.
We have some exciting plans for the Spring that include a major outreach celebration, and community service emphasis. You’ll be hearing about it in the coming weeks and at the teacher training meeting tonight. Please make every effort to attend. If you as a teacher can’t be there, send someone else from your class. The more people at these meetings the better. In fact, I would love it if every class would appoint someone to be at the meetings which occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, and let me know who that person is. I’m referring to someone in addition to the teacher. It’s that important.
Le’s think in God size terms. Let’s share that vision with our groups. Let’s get started tonight.