ministry assists churches to create a disciple-making culture in their congregations through Bible study groups that meet at various times of the week.
In his devotional New Morning Mercies, Paul Tripp observes, “Relationships are first fixed vertically before they are ever fixed horizontally.” His words also apply to small groups. When...
It seems the interest in and practice of community groups, small groups, etc. has become important to many churches over the past several years. Overall, I think this is healthy for a...
Growing up in Baptist churches, I was given a whole lot of Bible in church. After all, Baptists are “people of the Book.” I was taught a Bible story in Sunday School, and I was given...
Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Small groups are based on the practice of the early church in which believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, sharing a meal and prayer (Acts 2:42). Small groups may gather at the church facility or another location, such as a group member’s home.
What does it mean to use small groups to create a disciple-making culture? In part, it means being on mission to reach others in your community for Christ, help them grow in their walk with Christ and equip them to do the same.
Learn more about making disciples through your small groups ministry through our articles, resources or training events. Or reach out to our team for more information about how to make the most of small groups for the glory of God.
Side by Side Learners Guide
Learners guide for an 8-week video series.
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Side by Side Leaders Guide
Leaders Guide for an 8-week video series.
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Do the Experiment - 7
Rick Howerton on four ways to experiment with groups.
Types of People - 2
Rick Howerton on types of people to consider, when examining the effectiveness of group ministry.