Small Group Learn About
What is Small Group Ministry?
A ministry that reaches out to members and the community through intentional, smaller groups of the individuals designed to:
- enrich each person's spiritual, emotional, physical and/or relational well-being
- deepen each group's connectedness to one another and Christ
What kind of Small Groups are there?
- Bible Studies
- Mutual Interest/Hobbies
Why should I get involved in a Small Group?
A church can be a lonely place unless relationships are made with others. Small groups within the church provide an environment where people can connect with others while pursuing spiritual transformation in their lives. Small Groups are a way of "doing life together," sharing the joy and trials of life with others. God’s desire for us is to experience community with Him and with others. God is love and He wants us to experience His love and share it in all of our relationships. He has created, in each one of us, a longing to know others and be known by them. As we join in community with others, we take part in God’s design and plan for our lives.
Small Group Covenant
The Small Group Covenant is a shared agreement of the purpose of the group, what the participants want to accomplish, and the responsibilities of each participant.
The basic tenets of small group:
- Regular attendance
Biblical Evidence of Small Group
- Moses organized Israel into groups of 10 (Ex. 18).
- Jesus chose a group of 12 and spent most of His ministry with them. He often taught in private homes(Matt. 13:36, 17:25; Mark 33, 10:10).
- The New Testament church centered its activities on small groups, in fellowship, study, sharing, praying, and eating together (Acts 2:42, 46). Acts has nine references to Christians worshiping in homes.
Ellen White Speaks
“Preach less and educate more, by holding Bible readings, and by praying with families and little companies...” Gospel Workers, p. 193.