What's It All About?
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42 NIV)
Simply put, a discipleship group is a gathering of a few people intent on discussing and growing their faith.
If you feel your spiritual growth has stalled, read on. If the sermons you hear leave you with questions and nowhere to go for answers, read on. If you feel you understand everything the Holy Scripture is telling us and are fully connected with God please teach us, otherwise, read on.
We have begun a journey within our church with small group ministry. These groups of 6 to 12 people are founded on trust and understanding, allowing us to share freely with each other and grow in Christ. Through a series of discussion topics we explore the seven elements of faith and how we apply them in our lives.
Much like a good Sunday school class, a discipleship group is a close knit group of believers who share their love of Christ with each other and help each other grow spiritually. The difference is the group probably won't meet on Sunday, will probably be a bit smaller, and will more closely study the 7 elements of faith as a way of life.
So why start a new ministry? To complement what we already do by providing more opportunities for growing faith. Some want more than is offered, some can't find a class that "fits", some want to be able to meet at a different time or day than Sunday morning. The most exciting reason is we can provide a new, easier way for people to join the faith! A Discipleship Group will provide a place for deepening our personal relationship with God!