Small groups can have a great impact! They encourage people to go deeper in their relationships. They open up dialogue about the important things in life. Most importantly, small groups point people to God. After my first year of being involved in a small group, I realized that my walk with God had grown a ton. I was deeply encouraged that there were other guys my age desiring to know God. Through the years, small groups have been a catalyst for me to get to know others, grow in prayer, serve, reach out, and dig into the Scriptures. The Christian life was not meant to be done alone. We need one another. We need community. The Bible says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25). Meeting with one another to focus on God is a catalyst for love and good works. When we challenge and encourage one another to serve, God is glorified and we become excited about spiritual growth.
This next month, many ministries are having small group kick-offs. I encourage you to get involved in a small group. It will be one of the most meaningful things you do all year if you stick with it! If you are a small group leader or a ministry leader–awesome! Here is a link to a few resources that I hope can help you in your small group leading.
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