I recently read his latest book, How Do We Get There From Here?: Navigating the Transformation to Holistic Small Groups – here are a few of the points that really stuck with me:
♦ Small groups only work when they exist to change the world.
♦ The only way to train leaders is to mentor.
♦ The focus of small groups must be to expand the group ultimately to start new churches, train new pastors and impact the world.
♦ Small groups will not work if they are just about deep knowledge without reference to practical ways the group can live out what they discuss.
♦ Small groups have three core requirements:
1) Members must be discipled
2) Leaders must be coached and invested in
3) The church must value small groups above all other church activities/functions
♦ Effective small groups need to:
1) Be holistic in nature
2) Meet for a task
3) Have a stated purpose of reaching nonbelievers
4) Be intentional at raising up new leaders and multiplying groups
You can read the Introduction here and a second sort of introduction titled Navigational Hazards here (where Scott discusses eight typcal hazards encountered by churches intentionally moving toward small groups).