Many church leaders still believe that the most effective grouping of people is centered around the sharing of a common life-stage experience. While it may be the fastest way to grow a group numerically, it is not going to produce the best qualitative results in the lives of individuals. Taking a group of young married couples who have small children, and putting these couples together in a room and expecting them to help each other navigate through these critical and sometimes expasperating years is a bit like asking a group of ten toddlers to brainstorm ways to cross a four-lane highway together.

source: Randy Frazee, The Connecting Church p 194 tags: Organization, Small Groups