And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Small groups seek to facilitate the transparency and accountability that followers of Christ need to grow in their faith. Your commitment to others – whether you’re the leader or not – is vitally important. Sunday morning worship brings us together to commune with God and makes it possible to commune authentically with others. Small groups bring us together to commune with each other which fosters our communion with God. The beauty of the small group begins to show when members commit to each other and their time together.
What happens in small group? We eat and laugh together, study the Bible, share concerns and pray for one another. Studying the Bible in community yields a richer understanding of God’s Word and leads to a livelier devotion to God. Sharing concerns and praying for one another helps us stand in the face of temptation and frustration, and over time fosters genuine community.