- Would you rather be 3 feet tall or 8 feet tall?
- Would you rather be rich and ugly, or poor and good looking?
- Would you rather eat a handful of hair or lick three public telephones?
Been there? Usually, I’d get sucked into answering one and then have to desperately change the subject or spend the rest of the car ride responding to progressively crazier questions!
Here’s a grouplife would you rather question:
Would you rather connect more unconnected people or make more disciples?
What do you think? Which way do you land?
If you’re like me, you immediately object. If you’re like me, it isn’t an either/or proposition. It’s both. I’d rather connect more unconnected people and make more disciples.
Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you rather do both?
The Big Takeaway
For me, it’s a logic misstep to pit one against the other. For me, both are essential.
I’m 100% certain that unconnected people are one tough thing away from not being at your church [click to tweet]. Loss of a job. Divorce or separation. A devastating diagnosis. A child in trouble (see also, What’s Your Urgency Level for Connecting People).
One tough thing.
So…I absolutely must implement a strategy that connects people as fast as I can.
And, I’m also certain that our mission is to make disciples. Fully devoted Christ-followers.
That said, I must build into the strategy not only ways to connect more unconnected people, but connect them into groups that are truly the optimum environment for the kind of life-change that produces more and better disciples (see also, The Essential Ingredients for Life-Change and 5 Keys to a More Dynamic Group Experience).
What do you think? Want to ask a question? Want to argue? You can click here to jump into the conversation.
Image by Daniel Lee