I remember when I visited Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore in 1997. They had a policy back then that if a group didn’t multiply within a certain time period, they would reshuffle the members around to other groups (I believe it was a one-year time frame). I personally don’t agree with such a strict policy, but on the other hand, there are times when a group is unhealthy and needs to start afresh.
The fact is that some small groups never go beyond themselves. No one is willing to enter the prescribed training and lead a new group (or be part of a new group leadership team). Eventually, the leader becomes over-burdened and decides to quit.
I led one group for a couple years and eventually had to close it. The group simply was not healthy. I decided it was better to integrate the remaining members into other groups and start a new group from scratch.
Have you every had to close a group? Start a fresh? Share you experience.