by Brett Clemmer
Think about a great group of friends you’ve had in the past. What was it like? I bet you had a lot of fun. Maybe you rode bikes and played stickball with your friends in grade school. Or you went on road trips with your college buddies.
You know one thing you didn’t do? Sit around in a circle asking each other scripted questions about your high risk areas. Men are more likely to build relationships doing things together than they are sitting around for a book club.
Is there a place for small group Bible Study? Absolutely. But remember, before Jesus taught the disciples very much, they went to a party at a wedding together. And Jesus brought the good wine.
If you’re frustrated with your small group – or avoiding one altogether – break out of circle time! Catch a movie, go mountain biking, kick a soccer ball around. Don’t just sit there, grab some buddies and do something!
Brett Clemmer is our VP of Leadership Development, training, speaking and writing on behalf of the ministry. He joined Man in the Mirror in 2000 after a career in business and human services. Along with Patrick Morley and David Delk, Brett is the co-author of No Man Left Behind. Brett married Kimberly in 1991, and they have a daughter and son, both in college.