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Why Be a Part of Small Groups?

Every one of us needs a support system. That support system is calleda small group. God wired us for community. The very first thing God said when he made humans is, “It is not good for man to be alone.” Whether or not we ever marry, we’re better together. We need each other.

Biblical small groups do five things that help your congregation sustain themselves spiritually and live out God’s purposes. You can find all of them in Acts 2:42-47, in the lives of the first small groups of the early church.

Small groups study God's Word together.

“The disciples were devoted to the teachings of the apostles” (Acts 2:).

Small groups practice how to love.

“The disciples were devoted . . . to fellowship . . . All the
believers kept meeting together, and they shared everything with each
other” (Acts 2:42, 44).

Small groups eat together.

“The disciples were devoted to . . . the breaking of bread . . . They
ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts” (Acts 2:42, 46).

Small groups help one another.

“They shared everything with each other” (Acts 2:45).

Small groups pray for one another.

“They devoted themselves to . . . prayer” (Acts 2:42).