Small Groups are ON this week and we are celebrating all over this city! We have such a short time together, and the reality is it is so easy to take our time together for granted and waste the potential that is there. Here are 3 Ways to Make the Most of your Small Group.
Be quick to point out the goodness of God.
Small Group is a place where you can get away from all the loud voices and distractions of culture, social media, responsibilities and the pressures that surround them. It is a place where you can hear the voice of God speaking through other believers. In difficult seasons, the goodness of God can feel so far away. When we are quick to point out the goodness of God in our lives and each other’s lives, the focus will shift from us to God, and we will begin to sense his grace. So be quick to tell the stories of God’s goodness in your life and point out the goodness of God in other people’s lives.
I’ve seen God faithfully answer our prayers and do many miracles in our small group over the years. If you’re not comfortable praying out loud in the group, I would encourage you to push through that fear and do it anyway. It is so worth it when you see God show up through prayer. One of the greatest weapons God has given us to fight the darkness in our lives is prayer, and we need to learn how to use it.
Speak from God’s transforming word.
We believe that the word of God is living and breathing. It has the power to change us. When we share the scriptures that have inspired us, encouraged us, and empowered us, we cultivate faith. Before people can trust God, they have to listen to Him, and unless God’s word is shared, there is nothing to listen to. When God speaks to you through his word, don’t keep it to yourself, share it with your group. This kind of genuine conversation is life changing.
If you have not joined a small group yet, I would encourage you to take time during the week to grow in your faith through community. Take time to invest in yourself because the more life you have inside of you, the more life you have to give to others.
~ Christy Enyart, Pastor of Community & Connections