How is your church enabling groups to connect with one another?
Whether your approach to small groups is a closed system with lots of control or a more open system that allows groups to self-form and replicate…every church needs to support smaller groups of people gathering together.
3 Questions to Ask About Your Systems & How They’re Helping Groups
- Does your church database help groups communicate with one another?
- Do you have a system for people to find other people at your church to form groups with?
- Which approach are you using to connect and communicate with the leaders of your groups?
4 Facebook Groups You Won’t Believe Exist
- Chuck Norris Facts
- All those years I watched Arthur, I never knew what animal he was.
- Badly Stuffed Animals
- Build a Robocop Statue in Detroit
2) Birthdays are a big deal.
There are times when Facebook seems to be mostly a birthday-reminder service. Clearly, the team there has figured out that this is a core element of getting people connected to their service. It’s a way to mark the passing of another year and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals.
Why does Facebook invest so many resources into getting people to wish one another a happy birthday? On the surface, people love it when others remember their birthday. However, the Wall Street Journal recently pointed to a different reason Facebook might want to convert you into a part-time birthday greeting writer. Although a GlobalWebIndex survey found that 65 percent of Facebook’s users visit the site daily, their results also indicated that fewer users actually post content these days. Instead, a portion of daily visitors are “lurking” and reading their friends’ news feeds, but not contributing anything of their own.