Have you noticed that the larger your Sunday Service is, the less noticed the average person becomes (whether they go, don’t go, do something, don’t do anything) ?
I’m not saying that church is about each of us; it’s certainly about God. What I am saying is that it’s also supposed to be about God working through each of us, reaching out to each of us through each of us with the gifts He has given to each of us.
Why bring this up?
Most of us don’t even get use those gifts in the average Sunday service/fellowship usually because there are simply too many people for that to happen. (It could also be simply that many don’t even know what their gifts are or how to exercise them, which is a matter of discipleship).That’s why most large assemblies use small groups to keep people alive, growing, feeling connected, discipled and using their gifts.
What if it could be different, better ?
What if, rather than a church with small groups, it was a church of small groups ?”
What if the small group was the service ?
Do you really want to grow as a Christian? Really want to be part of something where you see God using you to help others ?
Let’s go back to what the body of Christ was doing 2000 years ago when it grew and could not be stopped by the anything. This model of fellowship and gathering is already being implemented elsewhere in the country with great results. I am not promising anything but looking for some adventurous followers willing to try following God in a different way that may not match up with 200 yrs of New England tradition but does align with the Word.
I’m talking about a small community of believers that really love one another (and when we reach critical size, split into two groups, and those then split, etc). It’s about community, discipleship, and following the great commission even when it means stepping out of our comfort zone and our tradition zone.
let me know if you are interested. (praying about a Saturday night or more likely, a Sunday afternoon)