Holding election allows you the opportunity to re-dream the dream. You can and should talk about the vision of taking your community for Christ through groups that are doubling every two years or less. You can talk about thoroughly assimilating one new couple or two new people each quarter. You can talk about every member being a minister. You can talk about how people who are opposed to the Gospel are not opposed to ice cream. Rehearse the stories of people in the class and how they came into the group. Let people talk about their first impression of the class and what it has meant to them since.
People are more likely to sign up for something for a specific (and short) period of time
We don’t discover giftedness by reading books so much as by doing ministry.
No one wants to sign up for something for life, especially if they have never done anything like this before. They may serve for life, but it is nice to know the train has some getting-off places along the way. They may be willing to experiment with something for a semester. Trial and error is one of the best ways of discovering spiritual gifts. We don’t discover giftedness by reading books so much as by doing ministry.
No one is good at everything. Everyone is good at something.
Josh Hunt. (1995). You Can Double Your Class in Two Years or Less.