Great question this morning in my email inbox:
I don’t know how to address the issue of alcohol that is being served at small group meetings. Do you see alcohol consumption, in moderation, as a problem at small groups? I’m not coming at this from a judgmental standpoint. I don’ t have a problem with folks who wish to drink alcohol outside of their group time, in moderation. However, it doesn’t seem to be a healthy thing for group leaders to allow during their weekly meeting.
Here’s my answer:
There are two key questions that must be asked. First, what’s your church’s position on alcohol? Second question has to do with who’s in your group? From the standpoint of giving preference to the stumbling issues of members, individual freedoms might need to be set aside. I’ve talked about it with our leaders by teaching on Phil. 2:3-4.
What do you think?