We may attract attenders through preaching, but disciples are made in small groups.
When you’re leading a campaign, like 40 Days of Prayer, or anytime in the future as you lead your congregation toward a deeper relationship with Jesus, you’ll want to explain to your members why small groups are so important to spiritual growth and why they are more than just a Bible study.
Small groups provide the kind of accountability and support we need to mature as believers, so I want to give you four reasons why they are important to your congregation.
1. Small groups are relational.
You can’t have a conversation with 600 people or 60 people, but you can have a conversation with six people. Generally, when there are more than 10 in a group, people stop talking. It is impossible to learn how to love your neighbor as yourself unless you are involved in a small group of some kind. You don’t need a lot of friends in life, but you do need a few good ones, and you find those solid, supportive friendships in small groups.
Sometimes I hear people say they don’t…Continue Reading