LYMAN COLEMAN is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern-day small group movement in churches. He was the founder of Serendipity House Publishing and is now retired (mostly) in Denver, Colorado. This is article is adapted from his introduction to Small Group Ministry in the 21st Century (Group Publishing, Inc.).
"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."