I don't usually sleep well on the road, so I was in and out of sleep this morning. At 4am, I had the thought: Information without relationship is not Biblical discipleship. It seemed so profound at 4am. Now it just seems like...uh, yeah.
But...I do fear that we sometimes try to shove information down peoples' throats thinking, "If this sticks, they'll grow." However, a relationship must exist in order to nurture that spiritual growth. It's forcing me to think through how we do our core discipleship groups in a more relational way. They already operate through our small group community, but some of them are more "academic." Alpha and Crown have always been very relational. Journey is very relational. I'm not sure Theology 101 was very relational.