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Group-based Discipleship Activates Believers Across the Spectrum...
September 29, 2016
12:05 pm
Andrew Mason
Sacramento, CA
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In a survey* of 700 small group leaders from eight countries, the following factors had nothing to do with the leader’s effectiveness with regards to growing and multiplying their group:

Giftedness – a group leader does not need to have one particular area of giftedness to effectively facilitate a group. Successful group leaders rely on the giftedness of everyone in the group.

Personality – the survey showed that both extroverted and introverted leaders successfully multiply groups.

Gender- The survey showed that females were just as effective in leading and multiplying groups as males. God uses both women and men in leading and multiplying their groups (go figure).

Education- Those with elementary school education (primary school) were just as effective as those with Ph.D’s. The leaders who simply loved and prayed for their members could grow and multiply their groups.

Age- the survey did not reveal a particular age bracket claiming the leading edge with regard to group multiplication. 

Marital Status- no significant pattern emerged in comparing single and married leaders with regard to group multiplication.

Occupation- the survey showed that white-collared leaders, blue- collared leaders, professionals, and teachers were equally capable of multiplying groups.

*Joel Comiskey, Home Cell Group Explosion, (Houston, TX: TOUCH Publications, 2000) 32.

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