The church has redefined discipleship into churchmanship.
Often, however, new believers get the message that they are to withdraw from old relationships. Many fellow Christians have told me they can’t witness to non-Christians … because they don’t know any! They are kept so busy in the programs of the church that they never have the chance to make new friends with “those people they have nothing in common with.” This is so unfortunate, because when we become Christians, each of us is in a unique position of influence in the world. No one else has the specific opportunities that we have as ambassadors for Christ.
Mannequin Small Groups
Is Your Small Group Dead or Alive?
Outdulgent: Lessons from the Galloping Gourmet
Loving Each Other Too Much
Healthy small group leaders are friends with non-Christ-followers
More Rethinking Our Small Group Model … Going Deeper