Aug 20, 2020There is wisdom in small groups

There is wisdom in small groups

Kim Snodgrass One-minute read.   Resources

A small group discussion led by the Venerable Bruce Bower (left, facing camera), Archdeacon of The Diocese of West Missouri. Image credit: Gary Allman

What is it about small groups that makes them so powerful? Wisdom can be found in the group. When people feel heard, free to exchange information, voice diverse opinions and apply critical thinking skills, the old saying “two heads are better than one” often applies. An intimate, informal atmosphere increases the likelihood of everyone’s participation that in turn builds trust, is less intimidating and nurtures acceptance.

In terms of time, topics and materials, small groups often have the advantage of being flexible to the needs of participants.

Small Group discussions are not only beneficial, but perhaps the way of the (foreseeable) future as we adapt to our new normal of “zooming” through a day. Below are three well-received and encouraging resources –

These are just a sampling of the plentiful resources available to help you plan, organize and put into practice small group formational opportunities for this fall. If you need any assistance, please reach out to Kim at formation@diowestmo.org.

Kim Snodgrass is Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation.

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