Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

This Month's Issue

Small Groups Boost Church Membership. What’s the Science Behind Their Success?

by Elizabeth Anderson

Some call them growth groups. Others dub them lead groups, life groups or home churches. Names and evangelism approaches vary, but the end goals are the same—small groups, as they are most commonly known, multiply church membership.

Approximately 150 Columbia Union members traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., last month to attend the annual international Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) convention themed “Lift Him Up.” Here are three responses: