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  1. #1 by John Robinson on May 18, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Retired minister now so not leading a Church. Appreciate the opportunity. You put out good stuff.
    Thank you,

    • #2 by Allen White on May 18, 2015 - 10:08 am

      Thanks, John. If you know of anyone who could use this, please pass it along.

      Hope you’re doing well.


  2. #3 by Dennis T. Aggrey on November 9, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    I really hope we can get a completed copy. I oversee/mentor 96 pastors doing church planting (Evangelism and Discipleship). Your book will be very helpful in equipping our leaders. Thank you for your contribution to the Kingdom of God.

  3. #4 by Tom Mann on November 13, 2015 - 1:16 pm


    Very insightful and interesting first chapter. I have been a member of a number of different small groups over the years and we are always looking for ways to progress. Thanks always for your inspirational thoughts and messages.

  4. #5 by Sherry Robertson on December 3, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Allen, I really like what you said in your book. I agree with you, and I think you’re right on it. I enjoy my Sunday school class; we study the Bible, and we learn a lot. We even take up money and give to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, but we don’t “do” anything like missions. I’ve even suggested we provide a meal for someone who’s sick, but they’re not interested. The ladies will bring can goods to church for WMU, but our small group in Sunday school never does anything together. A lot of ladies have younger children, so maybe it’s hard to find time for such things. I’m not trying to say I have it all together, but maybe I should try another group to do hands on missions with.

  5. #6 by Mitzi Arellano on December 14, 2015 - 12:19 pm

    Looking forward to reading more!

  6. #7 by Lance Linden on December 16, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Allen, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to read the first chapter of your book. It is a refreshing read! Our churches our filled with people who have diverse backgrounds and schedules and hobbies and ways of doing things and they just need to plug in where they can plug in at that particular time and space in their life. If Sunday School is meeting that need or Small Groups or HOST Homes or meetings at Starbucks or their place of employment, then so be it. Jesus called us to make disciples, and we do this by making relationships with people in our sphere of influence and getting them into the Word and healthy church gatherings. There’s not a one-sized fits all, cookie-cutter approach to making disciples. I love your analogy on ministering to Freshman versus Upperclassmen…that is so well said, thanks again for the sneak peak!

  7. #8 by Ken Suhr on April 26, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    Thank you for all that you do for small groups and the kingdom!

  8. #9 by Irv Hoffman on May 24, 2016 - 4:51 pm

    That was a lot of pages to say “one size does not fit all.” Plus you used “I” a lot more than necessary and you never mentioned “God” blessing any strategy. I have read most of the authors you mentioned. I worked with small groups for 20 years. You have a very negative approach that is not going to make this a best seller. I hope your editors will help out with grammar: too instead of to, ain’t ?.
    You need to tell us where you are going so we can know if we want to go on with you.

    • #10 by Allen White on May 31, 2016 - 8:54 am


      Thank you for your helpful feedback. Thanks for pointing out what felt negative to you in our side conversation. I’m really only negative about strategies that fail to work.

      My editor will help me clean it up!

      Thanks again,

  9. #11 by Glenn Snyder on May 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    I liked the initial chapter, and am curious as to what will follow. Some of the first chapter just reiterated what was said in the introduction, so if the book need needs to be shortened, here’s a possible area. If you are going to go into various strategies on forming and supporting various types of groups I think that you will have enhanced the effectiveness of getting i people nvolved in study and fellowship essential to discipleship. Hopefully there will be experiences from multiple churches, and not just what your personal experience has been. Also, it appears that much of what you’ve experienced has taken place in big churches. Will you have any encouraging words for those who are in small churches? The dynamics, relationships, and resources in these settings can be very different.

    • #12 by Allen White on May 31, 2016 - 8:52 am


      Now you have to wait for the rest of the book! Thanks for your feedback.


  10. #13 by Josh on February 15, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    I assume it is OK to put a few sections as blog posts on my blog?

    • #14 by Allen White on February 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

      Yeah that’s perfectly fine. Just refer them back to my web page

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