This year in my youth ministry, I wanted to try utilizing student-led small groups.
Notice the operative word there: TRY.
In theory, I believe that student-led small groups are a good idea.
Yet, in reality, I feared they would prove disastrous.
Leaders might not take preparing for them seriously.
They could also foster harmful social dynamics between teens.
Knowing this, I wanted to make it clear that a willingness to try student-led small groups in no way meant a permanent attachment to them.
The key to this has been intentionally talking about our foray into student-led small groups as an experiment.
You see, despite how resistant to long-term change people are, they are, I've found, generally willing to experiment with something for a limited time period.