God has called us to be in community with one another. Whether we are a church of 10, 100, or even 1,000. Small groups help drive the spiritual growth of a congregation. After all, isn’t a major goal of small groups to give people connection points so they don’t feel so alone and isolated in this broken world in which we live? Small-group life allows for a refocusing of relationships, drawing people into greater spiritual intimacy with one another and with God as they seek to know him, love him and serve him.
You may be thinking: “Why do we need small groups? We’ve all known each other for years.” or “Small groups? That’s for those mega-churches that want to create a small-church feel. We’ve already got that here.” or “We’ve gotten along fine without small groups so far. Why should we bother?”
The bottom line is that, as the body of Christ, we should bother because “sin demands to have us by ourselves because when we’re alone, it has power over us,” quoting Greg Bowman. As Christians, we all need to be accountable to one another for our words, our thoughts, our choices, and our actions. No matter the size of the congregation, being able to do life together is what God intended when he created the world. For smaller churches, small groups can bring much needed spiritual momentum, growth, renewal, and rebirth.
With that being said, we are starting a Young Adult Small Group! This group is not only for young adults, but also people who are young at heart. We will be meeting twice a month at a local restaurant for food and fellowship. During this fun time, we will also dig deep in the word and learn more about applying the teachings of our awesome God to our lives! If you have children, no problem, there will be child care available each evening. Stay tuned for more information. This group will begin the second week of September.
~ Tiffany Smith, Family & Children’s Ministry