I am fairly new to the agency where I work, but have discovered that there aren’t any small group studies going on (it's a small agency). I know of a few believers there, but not many. I have it upon my heart to start a small group study, but I will be honest that my main intention for starting one is so I can be fed and help accountable in the workplace, and not really to evangelize.
That said, with the likelihood of getting a critical mass of believers together to start a study being small, I’m interested in opinions on how to go about starting an investigative or other seeker-friendly study. For such studies in the workplace, how have you all dealt with issues of rank, supervision, etc., especially in terms of the non-believers who may be more uncomfortable/more not used to having discussions of faith with a superior than a believer would? I’d be interested to hear about the experiences each of you have faced.
Editor's Introduction: Thomas, our newest contributor, is a skilled and well-grounded Christian leader with whom I've worked and served in years past. He brings a solid grasp of Biblical theology and years of experience with church leadership, as well as a quick and penetrating intellect. I look forward to his posts with eagerness. Thomas begins (above) with a series of questions that go to the heart of this blog: how to start a new small group.By the way, this offers me the opportunity to offer a tip for all our readers: you can sort these posts by label ... look down the right side of the page until you see the section marked: "CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR? SORT BY LABEL!" In this case, I would click on "Techniques" to get a list of posts which address this question from various angles. Now's the time for you to add your 2 cents using the "Comments" function ... after all, iron sharpens iron!