You’ve spent time throughout the week preparing for your group, praying for the people in it, and now it is time to facilitate a discussion. You are excited to get the group to talk about Scripture and see how they are applying what they are learning to their lives.
Then you show up to the group, ask a question and no one says anything! It is awkward and embarrassing and discouraging.
So, what do you do?
I would like to explain to you why silence is okay in your small group, what not to do with silence, and what to do with the silence.
SILENCE IS OKAY
Why Silence Is Okay in Your Small Group
It is easy to think that silence in your small group is bad. However, there are various reasons that people might not speak up and answer when you ask them questions.