In 1905, John Vincent (a leader in the movement we call “Sunday School”) made a prediction about the future of his movement:
“In the future the Sunday school will be less like a school and more like a home. Its program will focus on conversation and the interaction of people rather than the academic study of the Bible or theology. The Sunday school will be a place where friends deeply concerned about Christian faith will gather to share life together.”
I’d say the brother nailed it.
Westerhoff, J. (2000). Will Our Children Have Faith? Harrisburg: Morehouse.
Sounds like most of the small groups I have been in. sometimes not much more than a support group.