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Leanne and I have been involved in many different small groups. We’ve been involved in parents of elementary children groups, couples groups, marriage groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, Texas Hold ‘Em groups, service groups, and mixed groups. Small groups have played a key role in each stage of our lives and our marriage.
Early last fall, we were perusing the groups catalog that our church had published for the Fall Roll-out of groups, and we realized that there weren’t any groups available for parents like us – parents with middle school students. With two middle school students of our own, this gap was obvious as we were looking to plug into a group of people in this similar place in life.
When we reached out to our groups pastor and our middle school pastor, we soon learned that they had been praying about this area and opportunity. We also learned that there was another couple who was also interested in establishing and leading a group for parents like us. And so…last week, we kicked off our new group for parents of middle school students!
There were five of us there for the first meeting, but I’m confident it will grow as more parents in our area and at our church learn of this offering. We talked about some of our parenting challenges. We shared about our inconsistencies and imperfections. If you live in the Perkiomen Valley/Spring-Ford Area and you’re a parent of a middle school student you should consider joining our group. We meet twice a month – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of the month. We’re using a book called Candid Confessions of and Imperfect Parent to help our discussion.
Are you in a small group? What type of group is it? What are you studying, discussing, and/or doing with your group? If you’re not in a small group, why not?