What is a Small Group?
Discipleship requires conversation, modeling, encouragement, Gospel centered study, debriefing, and practice, all of which need to happen in the context of relationships. A Sunday morning worship service can supplement the discipleship process but it cannot effectively and consistently create disciples alone. Discipleship demands intentionality and relationship--by which each person is invested in specifically. We believe that for people to grow spiritually they must be connected relationally. As a result our small group ministry isn't just another program for us. It is how we effectively connect, develop and mobilize people to become lifelong learners, leaders and most importantly, disciples. Small groups usually have between 4 and 15 members; they prefer to meet weekly in addition to "doing life together" between gatherings.
|Paula Danforth, Small Groups Minister|