Why Small Groups?
This Is Your Ministry
Small Groups are not one ministry in the life of our church, they are the ministry. Like breathing, these groups provide oxygen to our relationships with one another. They facilitate discipleship. They provide a context for us to help one another become more like Jesus.
We’ve begun a short series on the question, “Why small groups?” This is the next installment.
Reason 5: New Relationships
Small groups are the perfect place to make new people a part of your life.
Healthy small groups, filled with people experiencing the sweetness of biblical fellowship, have an outward impulse. As much as they love their group, they can’t help but want others to join in on it.
This means sacrifice. It means inviting new people into your group, into your life, and into your heart. Everybody would love to join a group and have that group be the same for the next 30 years. No major changes. Nobody coming and nobody going.
But fellowship that doesn’t overflow to others, isn’t true fellowship. We must avoid becoming ingrown.
Christianity grows. It moves toward the fringes. The gospel drives us toward the outcasts to make them part of the family.
Our hearts should be filled with love for our fellow small group members while keeping plenty of room for new people.