If you want your church to balance God’s purposes and grow in a healthy way, your small groups must lead the way.
It’s like this: You’re only as healthy as the cells in your body. It’s a basic truth of human health. If your cells are sick, your body will be sick, too.
The same is true in churches. Your church will only be as healthy as the cells within it.
And your small groups are those cells. They help build God’s purposes into every heart, every group, and every ministry.
In Acts 2, we can read about the first small groups in the early church. The Bible says:
- They grew spiritually (v. 42)
- They ministered to one another (v. 45)
- They fellowshipped (v. 46)
- They worshiped (v. 47)
- They evangelized the spiritually lost (v. 47)
Unfortunately, many small groups today just focus on one or two purposes. Often, it’s fellowship or discipleship (or both). Maybe they’ll add some worship songs at the beginning of the meeting time. They might even be involved in ministry as a group.
But evangelism and missions tend to…Continue Reading