This past Monday I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Great Lakes Small Groups Network. I am sharing this for those of you who may be in that area, and for those of you who aren't you might consider forming something like this in your area. Essentially this is a group of small group/discipleship pastors in the West Michigan - Grand Rapids area. There were around 50 people gathered for lunch at the Kentwood Community Church.
There was directed small group discussion around our tables during the lunch time and then there was an open forum of discussion to a panel of small group pastors/workers. The theme of the day was, "Planning Your Fall Promotion".
Here's the deal: This was an excellent time of networking and idea sharing...Zondervan was there and each person went home with an arm load of freebies...it was practical and relevant and useful. Could you form a network like this in your area? What do you think?