Great quote from Brian McCollister, Cru director at Ohio University:
Â If you’re not growing the number of small group leaders:
- You either have a problem on the front end — involving more freshmen
- Or on the back end — of identifying and developing leaders
I think the converse holds true:
If you’re not growing the number of freshmen involved, you are not raising up enough small group leaders (we count “involved” as # of freshmen in Bible studies).
Either way, the focus remains: I think the primary win for the spring is growing the number of small group leaders who will lead in the fall (here are some thoughts on how we plan to do that).
Let’s say we want to involve 80 freshmen in the fall. We need to work backward from there:
- If an average study has 6 students in it. . . we need 14 successful freshmen studies
- If each study has 2 co-leaders, at the very least we need to have 28 students leading freshmen studies
- So our goal for the spring should be to raise up 28 freshman Bible study leaders
It’s been said: “Good falls begin in the spring.”
Would love to hear:Â What is your team doing this spring in order to have a good fall?