IOW, he's outgrown the group.
IOW, Arise is fluff. He's looking for meat and potatoes.
IOW, Arise isn't worth any more of his time.
IOW, He wants better.
What is wrong with "faith sharing?"
It's not study.
It's not psycotherapy.
It doesn't pretend to be anything except developing community by sharing. What is so wrong with just that? Isn't developing community important? Isn't love and friendship important? You bet. Elie Wiesel once said, "Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession. Friendship is never anything but sharing.
And I say, "faith sharing" includes both community and friendship. The love of both is important enough to commit oneself to. It's not less than Bible Study or any other "educational" endeavor. It's its own entity, seperate, and even perhaps equal.