Sam O’Neal writes about: Are small groups primarily a “white” way to do church? This question is addressed in an interview with River City Community Church in the magazine Catalyst Leadership (pg 10-13).
The white way of doing church involves a lot of systems and organization.
White people rely on small groups to connect. Other ethnicities form community more organically, more relationally. Immigrant communities find fellowship within extended families. In the city a lot of community happens on the front porch or sidewalk. So non-whites aren’t as eager to set up structures and systems like small groups.
They say it’s not the right way to do church. And I respond bluntly by saying. ‘You mean it’s not the white way to do church.’