26 Great Reasons to Join a Small Group! (Reasons 1-5)

1. Small groups are biblical! See Acts 2:46 (NLT) “They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.”

2. Small groups meet our God-designed need for relationship! God created us for relationship with Him and with others. Small groups can provide an ideal environment for us to cultivate deep, lasting relationships.

3. Small groups enable us to stay small as the church grows larger! While large churches enjoy many advantages, they also struggle with how to provide meaningful, caring relationships. Small groups offer a great solution to this challenge. And even smaller churches need small groups!

4. Small groups keep us from isolation that the evil one loves to use against us! For whatever reason, when we are down, discouraged or depressed, our natural tendency is to isolate. Isolation is right where the evil one wants us. Eccl. 4:10 (NLT), “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

5. Small groups meet our need for others to help us all grow in Christ! Do you know that we cannot fully develop in our relationship with Christ apart from community with other followers of Christ? The nature of the change that Christ wants to bring about in us can only occur in the context of community, because the change involves character and relational issues. The character of Christ is more caught than taught. We become more like Christ chiefly by watching His character modeled by others and being coached by others.

©2012 Rob Fischer