“The silent churning at the core of our being is the tormenting need to know and to be known, to understand and to be understood, to possess and to be possessed, to belong unconditionally and forever without fear of loss, betrayal or rejection.”
We live in an incredibly fast paced society. Most people don’t have time to add one more thing to their lives. But in spite of the activities that fill their lives, many still feel unfulfilled. In both our churches and our communities people struggle with feeling disconnected, isolated, busy and broken. People long for a place of healing and wholeness. They want to be accepted and belong. They long for true community, to grow deeper in relationship to God and God’s people.
For many people the answer is being connected to a small group. Small groups give people a place to belong, a safe place to become all God intended us to be and to be accepted for who we are. Small groups shouldn’t be “one more thing” on our agenda that drains us, but rather a place to be refreshed, replenished, and refashioned into the image of God.
A Small group is 4-10 individuals who are single, married, young, or old, who come together to experience community by learning, relating, caring, serving, and reaching others for Christ. Groups gather for various reasons but they all participate in the above stated values in some way. Types of groups are study groups, fellowship groups, ministry groups or interest groups.
To help you get connected to a group of your own, contact:
Pastor Tom at email@example.com or 616-772-9129.