The Best Season of All

In Defense of Meeting in the Summer

by: Jay Firebaugh

I inherited a church small-group ministry that insisted small groups break for the summer.  But I am a huge fan of small groups meeting throughout the summer.  Our policy now is that small groups can take a break anytime they want - for the entire summer, or even just a couple of weeks - but they're never forced to.  Here are 10 reasons why I think groups should meet over the summer.

1.  The days are longer, and the kids are out of school.  This eases the stress of the clock.  It's not necessarily that groups should meet longer, but that there's more opportunity to hang around after the meeting and enjoy each other.

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