By Fran Goodrich, Catalyst, San Jose, CA
Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…! Zechariah 4:10a
There were four groups that first school year of Q Place at my church. I led two, my husband led one, and my parents another. When we took the summer break, all the groups were still going strong, with attendees wanting to come back in the fall for more. Pastor Don was impressed. He started talking to me about coming on staff to do Q Place. I've been on staff now for 14 years, and during that time, hundreds of seekers, young Christians and mature Christians, were discipled as they studied the Bible together, many for the first time. I no longer facilitate a group, but instead train others to do it. During the 14 years, over 150 people have been trained to facilitate a Q Place. Not only has Q Place significantly affected my church, it has influenced many others.
And what did Pastor Don H. think about it all?
"Q Place has been a great addition to our church’s program. People have been reached that none of our other programs have reached. Dozens of people are engaging the Word of God through this ministry. Q Place is a cutting edge method. No other ministry in our church develops leaders as fast or as well as Q Place."
Pastor Don H., San Jose, CA