|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, September 05 2011 00:00|
57. Small Groups
In my experience, a lot of the real transformation in men's lives takes place in small groups. I think several factors are involved.
Encourage your men to form or join small groups. In the best cases, you might build to 80 percent of your men in small groups. A solid effort might be 50 percent of your men.
Group size can vary, but I suggest no fewer than four men to a group. Also, once you get more than eight, air time starts to become scarce.
Don't let men self-select themselves as small group leaders. Do have a training process so they know how to handle different situations (e.g., a man who wants to fix everyone or a man who talks too much). Don't recruit teachers to be leaders. Instead, recruit shepherds who want to take care of a flock.
Don't micromanage your small groups. Men don't like to be micromanaged.
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