For church and other groups:
— Meet in the last week of the month to give people time to read the current issue
— Order extra free copies of Broadview to give to new members (email email@example.com to request)
— Can’t meet face-to-face? Try hosting a virtual discussion using a program such as Google Hangouts.
— Reserve monthly meeting space at your local coffee shop
— Alternate meetings between members’ houses
— Combine a dinner club and reading club and alternate restaurants monthly
— Meet at your local library
— Welcome members from outside your church or community
— Start each meeting by inviting everyone to introduce themselves. (This is especially helpful for new members.)
— Select an object like a talking stick and when the person holding it is speaking, give them your undivided attention
— Hand out index cards. Ask everyone to write a question or observation on the card. Select one or more to discuss.