3 to 5 Group Size (Part 2)Didn’t the Apostle Paul prefer a one-on-one discipleship model? Yes and No. You may be Surprised by what you Learn today. Click here if you missed Part 1 of Group Size. How did Paul make disciples? Paul, in similar fashion, used his missionary journeys to train others. He rarely, if ever, traveled alone, always including Barnabas, Silas, John Mark, Timothy, and others as gospel co-workers. When Paul charges Timothy in his final letter, he states, “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:1-2). Notice that Paul says, “Entrust to faithful men (plural) who will teach others (plural)” (emphasis added). This was his practice throughout his ministry. Paul understood the importance of multiplying his efforts. Finally, a group of three to five provides a built-in accountability system, as well as encouragement from others. What’s the Secret of the Sequoia Tree? Sequoia trees only grow in rows or groves. You will never find them growing alone. The roots, intermingled below the surface, interlock with the surrounding sequoias for stability. The interdependent posture is the reason for their survival through the centuries. Just like no sequoia grows alone, no believer grow alone.
Are you in a Discipleship Group? If so, what is the size of it? Share some pro’s and con’s of that particular size group?