In a small group setting, what’s the perfect balance between fun and spiritual? In our young adults group at church, this is a struggle we’ve had since the inception of the group. The problem, as I see it, is one person’s spiritual, may not be another’s. And to further complicate things, in any given group one person may be seeking something solely spiritual and another may be seeking something solely fun. I realize it’s hard to be all things to all people, but there has to be a balance somewhere. So, where is it? Outline it for me. Please.
One thing our group has yet to try is offering multiple small groups. I’m not sure how I like the idea, but maybe the solution is to create a Bible study small group in addition to the normal fellowship focused small group. I’m not sure how that would work, since it would require people to give up another evening of their already full weeks; but, perhaps this is the best way to go. I suspect that the interested parties would make the time. The trouble is who has the time to prepare the study? It would probably have to be a shared effort to ensure success and the avoidance of burnout.
Obviously I’ve thought about this a little. It’s been a theme that has resurfaced again and again in my involvement with our young adults group. I just have yet to come up with a solution that I’m satisfied with enough to share with the rest of the group. If you have any thoughts, I’d be curious to hear them. This is something that has been weighing on my heart for a while.