“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” -1 Corinthians 12:12
I can still remember the first time my dad took us to a church small group. We had been attending the same church for awhile, and found out that there was a group meeting down the street from our house. It was even designated for “families with children.”
Entering the group leader’s home, my family immediately connected to the kind, welcoming group of fellow believers. Because of small groups, my family went from being an “every other Sunday” Christian to committed believers. From high school small groups all the way to young married groups, I have continued to be involved in small groups since then. It has changed the way I relate to my church and how I think of the “Body of Christ” as a whole.
As the body of Christ is made up of many parts, so is your church. Preaching broadly applicable sermons is a great source of spiritual growth, but small groups can offer specialized messages and education for the specific circumstances of your believers. This can provide them with a group of fellow Christians who have gone through the same experiences, and offer biblical teaching and devotions tailored to their exact circumstance. It also provides them with friends who can support their progress and encourage participation and volunteering.
My small group loved working together at church events so much that we started volunteering at a local soup kitchen twice a month. Small groups can help fill the void between Sundays, and help build a church family from the ground up. I still keep in touch with the friends I made in small groups, and I don’t know where I would be without them.
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