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26 Great Reasons to Join a Small Group! (Reasons 6-10)

6. Small groups help fulfill Christ’s design for us to be part of His family. We read about that in Ephesians 2:19-21. We can be a part of a large church, but we may not experience family unless we’re part of a small group.

7. Small groups follow Jesus’ example with His twelve disciples! Jesus chose twelve men…that they might be with Him…(Mark 3:14)Jesus spent time with many others too, but he focused on the twelve. There is a limit to the number of people we can impact deeply with our lives. Small groups provide a great environment in which to influence and impact a few deeply.

8. Small groups are one of the most effective means of caring for others! (Small groups are our first line of defense at Southside Christian Church!) Late last fall, a family in our church lost a family member in a tragic farm accident. This family’s small group rallied around them providing love and meals. Additionally, their small group mustered over 50 volunteers to come to their farm to finish fencing in their land before winter set in.

9. Small groups offer spiritual partnership! Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” We all need that sharpening, that honing that takes place in deep relationships! Next to the Word of God, I’ve personally found spiritual partnership to be the single most powerful lever in my life for bringing about spiritual transformation.

10. Small groups provide us with ways to bear one another’s burdens. Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” A great way we carry one another’s burdens is by praying for each other and this occurs hundreds of times weekly in our small groups!

©2012 Rob Fischer