Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Small Groups Provide

Did you know that Small Groups offer some of the very best opportunities to connect the community? Small Groups can provide:

A place to connect…
1 Cor 9:22 “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”
Small groups provide the opportunity for individuals of similar interest to come together and relate to one another. As small group leaders, we naturally incorporate Paul’s teaching from 1 Corinthians 9:22 when we utilize our spiritual gifts to build bridges between our fellow group members. By opening the door into the life of our church family, others can personally experience the love and strength of a biblical community.

A place to protect and support…
1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
Small groups provide a place where we can feel safe. They provide opportunities for us to serve one another and care for one another. Although someone may be able to slip out of a large Sunday service without being noticed, a small group allows for its members to know each other by name and look forward to seeing one another. Inviting someone into a small group at your church ensures that they can be prayed for by their fellow group members and group leader.

A place to grow…
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Small groups provide an environment where we can be equipped to become more like Jesus. They foster an atmosphere that allows for both vulnerability and accountability to help us live a faith-filled life. Since every individual is created with a God-given potential to make a difference, small groups can help its members discover who they are in Christ and how they can serve the Kingdom of God.

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