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.
“The disciples were devoted to the teachings of the apostles” (Acts 2:).
“The disciples were devoted . . . to fellowship
. . . All the
believers kept meeting together, and they shared everything with each
other” (Acts 2:42, 44).
“The disciples were devoted to . . . the
breaking of bread . . . They
ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts” (Acts 2:42, 46).
“They devoted themselves to . . . prayer” (Acts 2:42).