The result often causes resistance because they have not been allowed to explore their natural process through the model. When I look back on my own experience, I went through this process, although I might not have articulated it in these exact five phases. Like me, many others who are truly surrendered to the Spirit were given space and opportunity to venture through this process. Often, we use guilt or manipulation to expose kids to the Gospel without allowing them to internalize it themselves.
Through this book, Poole provides many principles to create and maintain small seeker groups. The three principles outlined above allow each participant more freedom to ask questions and to share their intimate parts of themselves, as well as to develop their thoughts and concepts of their unique spirituality. Inherent in the principles of this book, the process allows genuine introspection for the individual. As I reflect on my own experience, it took time for me to see how much I needed God in my life.
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God never forces Himself or His will on us, He asks for us to give it willingly. How much more should we operate in this way as we disciple and encourage the seekers around us? Your email address will not be published. Your Comment. Summary Garry Poole offers a compelling testimony about his discovery and work with the Seeker Small Group.
Principle One: The Setting and Structure of the meetings For youth, first impressions are key, especially in this day and age. Principle Two: The Leader as Facilitator Part of improving the accessibility for the participants of the youth group is how leaders as facilitators guide the discussion.
Principle Three: Questioning Formulating questions for the discussion is essential to becoming a good facilitator. Principle Four: Using the Spiritual discovery model Poole articulates a five-part spiritual discovery process that he believes each individual should venture through in his or her personal development. Conclusion Through this book, Poole provides many principles to create and maintain small seeker groups.
Also combines much DEPTH with seeker small group - this is not the only seeker model that exists, but there are many that never get to real depth. Here's the thing about seeker small groups: they're a really great idea IF that's the direction you want to go. It's basically an evangelism tool: you work your whole ministry on spiritual seekers to make them feel like they belong which helps your church to grow numerically often very quickly.
But the thing about them is, you really have to commit all in for it to work right. I personally believe that personal evangelism being available, friendly, and witnessing to people works better than a seeker small group. Seeker groups are a great strategy, I just don't personally like them. We offer the same community, but we offer more depth. With seeker small groups it doesn't work the same. You can still give depth, but you to approach the whole method differently.
So you really have to decide: do we exist for the churched or the unchurched? What do we want?
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How can we reach that goal? If for the churched, how will we reach the unchurched? If for the unchurched, what will we do once someone is churched to get them to continue to grow, push deeper and serve? If you want to go the seeker small group route, read this book. If you are unsure what route you want to take, read this book.
Jul 17, Evghenii Sologubenco rated it liked it Shelves: evangelism. The idea of small groups is developed in this book as a way of engaging people who are seeking God and are interested in spiritual things. Author does present a synthesis of suggestion on how to lead a small group and how to keep people's interest. He attempts to point out the importance of non-confrontational evangelism.
The method proposed seems to work in multiple examples at the end of every chapter. Though the method advocated is presented to work in various cultural settings it fails to ma The idea of small groups is developed in this book as a way of engaging people who are seeking God and are interested in spiritual things.
Though the method advocated is presented to work in various cultural settings it fails to make a strong case for it. The big issue not addressed is leadership training in time-starved schedules of people in the modern society. Though the book presents many good ideas for communication and organization the method should be considered with very careful thought and applied in part to appropriate setting. Aug 29, Dan Appel rated it it was amazing.
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This is a book for people who are serious about impacting the world outside of the church with the gospel. Every time I read a few more pages and am telling someone about it, they ask to borrow it and I finally lost track of who had it and had to order another. If you don't have a desire to interact in non-critical, non-judgmental ways with the un-churched I wouldn't bother reading it.
Trying to live what it says will stretch you in ways you have never experienced before - all good!!! Apr 03, Angela rated it it was ok Shelves: Put it down and can't seem to will myself to pick it back up.
Craig rated it really liked it Dec 23, Marty Solomon rated it it was ok Sep 30, Michael Heitland rated it it was ok Jul 23, Seeker Small Groups is the missing evangelism tool churches need to fill the gap between evangelism training and real-life opportunities for engaging seekers in life-changing spiritual discussions. The book presents a detailed, step-by-step process for launching seeker small groups strategy in a wide variety of settings.
The groups are for seekers whether or not they are attending church.
Numerous stories and illustrations provide inspiration and encouragement so readers are not only equipped but also motivated to launch their own seeker groups. Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd.