Laughter is great medicine for the health of a group; the groups I’ve been involved in have laughed together a lot, most of the time at something I did or said. But I do remember one group meeting, more than 20 years ago. The group was a mix of mature (or at least long-time) followers of Jesus and several very new Christians.

I had asked the group a provocative question: “Since becoming a Christian, have you ever regretted your decision?”

One of the new Christians in the group passionately blurted out, “Hell no!”

A few jaws of the older Christ followers dropped, and then we all started laughing. It took several minutes before we could get back to the study.

How about you? What’s the funniest thing that has ever happened in your small group?

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Michael Mack has been involved in small group ministry as a pastor, writer, trainer, and speaker for more than 25 years. He founded in 1995 and started Small Group Leadership in 2012. He became the 12th editor of Christian Standard magazine in 2017 and continues to speak in churches about small groups, discipleship, and leadership. He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. They have four young adult children. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of friends. See the "About Michael Mack" page under About Us for more about him.

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