Need more workers? Get your groups talking! Discussion groups are almost twice as likely to send out six workers or more in the past year.
How many workers has your group sent out in the past year? Answers from those using mostly lecture as a method of teaching. Notice the Orange slice:
How many workers has your group sent out in the past year? Answers from those using mostly discussion as a method of teaching. Notice the orange slice is nearly twice as big.
Discussion groups sent out more workers even though the groups themselves were much smaller:
What is the approximate average attendance of you group? Lecture groups:
What is the approximate average attendance of you group? Discussion groups:
Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, the workers are few. We need to all pray daily that God would raise up workers for the harvest. One other thing we can do is to encourage our groups to discuss rather than passively sit and soak. Discussion groups are about twice as likely to send out lots of workers.
If you would like help in getting your groups to discuss, consider providing Good Questions that have groups talking. See www.joshhunt.com for details.
To participat in the latest survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/172047/fall-2009-teacher-survey