Sue and I are enjoying our traditional summer vacation. Thank you for the opportunity. Pray for us. Last Sunday we started listing the reasons why we need to be a part of a small group. The first two reasons are: small groups promote fellowship and secondly, small groups stimulate spiritual growth.
- Small Groups Provide Ministry Opportunities. Our small groups provide the ideal context for us to practice our spiritual gifts.There are limits to using our gifts Sunday mornings. A small group will help.
4. Small Groups Encourage Accountability. We must prod each other in the journey of faith. At times it might be a word of rebuke – pointing at a specific sin, at other times it might be a word of encouragement. Small groups provide us a context to be accountable – and to help others in their pursuit of Christ-likeness too.
Far too often we say we’re too busy to be involved in a small group. No one denies the busy-ness of our day but if that’s the case we might need to readjust our priorities. Meeting twice a month outside of our regular services isn’t that demanding. It does involve schedules and adjustments but they are worth it. Check out the list on the bulletin board for a day and time that works with you. May we be a church – not just with small groups but a church of small groups.