david santistevan

worship.leadership

What is an effective small group?

My friend Andy Lehmann and I had a conversation the other day about small groups. What makes for a great small group? Why does it seem to work at times and other times it is dead and lifeless?

I think most of us come to church to receive something. We want to grow closer to God. We have intentions of being more consistent in our devotions and standing for Christ during the week.

We approach small groups this same way.

The problem is, if we all come to take, there will be nothing there. We will be frustrated because we are not getting anything.

In order to take money out of the bank, you must deposit something first. In order for small group members to receive ministry and blessing, the members must deposit something into the group – prayer for someone in need… a word of encouragement… bringing a friend.

When each member adopts this ministry mindset, great relationships are formed and needs are met.

What are you contributing?

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September 25, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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