Why Small Groups Are Crucial In #covid19

The current circumstances brought about by #COVID19 presents the church with the biggest missional opportunity in many years. The question is, will we respond to it?

In such a small amount of time, our world has been turned upside down and reordered. Whether it is kids being home-schooled, studying / working from home or panic-buyers out in full force - the world is a very different place. Churches have stopped meeting on a Sunday and are now trying out live-streaming, pre-recorded messages and social media functions that have never been harnessed before. 

As Fusion, we have been training churches in how to run unmissable small groups for over 20 years. We are often asked why this is so important and our answer is simple. It is the most effective method we have seen for students to be reached with the gospel, discipled and sent out as missionaries to their own generation. 

We have now taken this training online and we have made it specific for how to run unmissable online small groups. We’ve been amazed at the response. We’ve had hundreds of people do our training from all over the world and we’ve got lots more sessions coming up. 

I’ve got 4 reflections on why small groups are so crucial right now and what it might mean for us as a whole church. 

When the church has to meet in the small, it spreads like wildfire!
People are waking up spiritually and this is the place to disciple them. 
It’s a chance for the whole church to join a small group not just 50%. 
It’s a way of releasing leaders. 

For more information on running great online small groups, check out this page where you can sign up for a series of emails on this subject and sign up to our online training. 

There are six different sessions that will help you grow groups that spread like wild fire. 

Vision & Values
Building Community
Unmissable Small Groups
Creative Mission
Deeper Disciples
Multiplying Groups

Luke Smith

Fusion Team Leader

Luke has worked with students in church for 20 years. He loves helping churches figure out how to reach students. He leads the Fusion team to keep them sharp and focused as they serve the local church.

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