We read in the bible that the early church met together in large groups but also met together in smaller groups.
Even Jesus was involved in large groups and preached and taught to crowds of people but he was also involved in a smaller, closer group of people around him who Jesus shared his life with.
If we take these principles on today, we can see that meeting together in larger groups on a Sunday is only half the story.
If you’re part of our church not in one of our small groups, get yourself in one ASAP
If you’ve stopped going, get back to one as soon as possible!!!
I’m telling you directly as your Elder that if you aren’t going to a small group your discipleship is going to struggle.
I know this as I struggle when I don’t go and Yes often its really hard work to go out again in the evening after a hard day at work etc, because it is hard and I’ve done that many times!! but I know I’ve always been blessed when I’ve got there. Even when I haven’t wanted to go 😊
Small groups are a way to build relationships with others and build friendship, be prayed for, ask questions, talk about stuff, just live life together. Just like Jesus did with his disciples.
It is so, so, so, so, so, so, so important to every area of our church. I cannot stress it anymore!!!
Presently we have four small groups running
They’ve all got slightly different flavour and styles but its all good 😊
Please pray the group leaders for wisdom and the Holy Spirit as they lead
We also want to plant more groups eventually in every area of Blackburn. Kind of invade each community in Blackburn bit by bit!! So pray for growth in numbers and depth.
So if not part of one already pray about getting yourself to a small group!!! Wait have I already said that??!! 😊
Helpful Bible Verses
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.
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.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.