Faith Communities Today
New Fact Information
This week a church member considered moving her membership because her Sabbath School class didn't have enough interaction among class members.
"Because I have a stressful job and my family lives in other parts of the country, I look forward to relating to other believers at church," she stated. "But most classes are very impersonal with the entire focus on the lesson. I would really like to find a class that includes both in-depth Bible study and social activities."
According to data from the "Faith Communities Today" (FACT) study, in more than 75% of local Adventist churches, only a few members participate in small groups.
Only about one in fifteen churches have strong small group ministries with many or most adults participating.
Nine Facets of Small Groups book.
New FACT Information, Center for Creative Ministry