"We have no other options but to do small groups."

“I’ve been doing this for 35 years, but I’m always up for learning. I think when we give up learning, we lose something.” 

At 18 years old, Pete knew that he was called to work with young people long-term. Now, 35 years on, Pete is still learning, still serving and is committed to raising up new leaders. This is the reason he chose to join in with Fusion’s Online Small Groups Training.

“At this time we have no other option but to do small groups, the training has been a forum to spur us on in our work in this context.”

Our display of faith is beginning to resemble a 21st century version of the early church that we see in Acts 2, with believers sharing generously and meeting in homes (albeit, via a screen). “There is no substitute for meeting face-to-face, but at this time we have no other options but to do small groups”, says Pete. 

We find ourselves in a season that is completely unprecedented. As the wider church, we have tried to learn the art of Zoom calls overnight, we have shared ideas of how to care pastorally for those on the fringe, and we have learnt how to livestream a Sunday service. 

Perhaps you feel like an expert. 

Perhaps you feel like you’re winging it. 

Wherever you find yourself in this season, we’re here to support you. 

Online Small Groups Training exists for every person learning how to navigate this season and build community whilst in isolation. 

Pete, after 35 years in ministry, found value in all 6 of the Online Small Groups Training sessions he attended. 

“I’ve enjoyed learning new ideas and my youth work has adapted accordingly.”

Right now, our best tool for mission will be through our small groups. 

How are you cultivating community through small groups? 

Click here to learn more about Online Small Groups. 


Victoria Seithel

Communications Developer

Viki loves raising up new leaders and is committed to sharing the hope-filled story of student mission with the churches she serves.

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