Small Group/Huge Impact

by | Feb 6, 2022 | Grow Up, Sermon

Growing in Christian community is sometimes reduced to our gathering together in worship services and attending other congregational activities and events. While community growth can certainly occur in these venues, it is much more than that. Meaningful, life-changing community is also found in small groups that complement/enhance the work of the larger church body while also growing and equipping us individually to become Christ-like influencers.

In what ways do small groups complement/enhance the work of the larger church body?

What are ways (i.e., events, organizations, donations, care) small groups can serve in our church and communities?

What are some of the ways small groups can help us grow as Christ-like influencers? Visit the “Our Mission” page on our website to learn how we define a Christ-like influencer.

If you are currently a member of a small group, how has your group prepared, or better prepared, you to fulfill The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 and our mission of Influencing People to Find and Follow Jesus?

If you are not currently a member of a small group, consider the ways in which you would like a small group to prepare or better prepare, you to fulfill The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 and our mission of Influencing People to Find and Follow Jesus.

Consider how Stephen’s death in Acts 7 impacted Philip and the rest of the group they belonged to. What roles do you think care and discipleship play in helping small groups deal with loss and other hardships within the group?

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