Small Group-less

So I mentioned that I had dinner last week with Gary Lamb and one thing he told me has had me thinking ever since. His church is something like four years old, around 1,000 people, and … they don’t have small groups. Well, he said they have four. So maybe 40 out of 1,000 people in groups.

I was kinda like, “Huh? You don’t have to have small groups?!?”

So I’m wondering: Do you know of churches that don’t have small groups (or Sunday School classes)? And, if so, do they do something to “replace” groups – as far as getting people connected and discipled? And, if not, does not having groups seem to be hurting them?