In planning small group events at the church, I am always amazed at the community that gathers. Someone mentions that they would like a study on such and such. You think it is a great idea. You plan that event. And wham, no one shows up. Other times, there is an idea to gather, you plan a small event for three or four people and suddenly thirty show up. Such is the joys of small group planning. You just never know the numbers but then it is not necessarily about numbers is it. What I have learned over the years is that numbers are not important. One of the best church study groups I have ever led had four people on it. But together we laughed, cried, and learned about each other. Together we grew so much. Together the group was so important to the whole church, that it did not matter if we were 4 or 50. And I have watched large small groups that begin with so much excitement quickly fizzle because there was not the excitement to glue the folks together.