I believe small group participation is hard but worth it. It’s easy to focus on the worth it part while ignoring the hard part.
Personally, I love my small group. In fact, you can watch THIS 7 minute video of our group chatting last week.
But I gotta be honest and tell you something. There are 3 things I don’t like about my current small group (and every group I’ve been a part of):
1) Giving up an evening every week
2) Trying to figure out who’s gonna watch my kids
3) The day of group I often dread it instead of anticipating it
Can you believe that I actually lead the small group ministry at our church?
But I still think you should absolutely join a small group. Why? Over my lifetime, I can not think of any single factor that has grown my faith more than the friendships I’ve formed in small groups. Watching others’ faith grow inspires me. Giving others access to my life motivates me. Being encouraged through tough times sustains me.
So, how about you? What are some of the things that make the small group experience hard but worth it? You can be honest. 🙂