our small group is trying a new format this summer. for years we've done the typical "study a book of the Bible/book that someone wrote and talk about it for an hour or so every other week at our meetings". we had a big "how do you think things are going?" meeting this past spring, and decided to try something new.
we come up with a date we can ALL commit to (lack of commitment was part of the issue) and we get together once a month. we eat dinner together, and discuss/answer a couple questions that are geared towards digging deep into each other's lives.
so far we've had 2 of these nights. and i can say that WE love it, but we'll see how everyone else thinks it's going at the end of the summer! either way, it's been refreshing to be a part of a group of people that are willing to shake things up a bit just so we can know each other, and Jesus, better!