Marcus Lynn pastors at the First Christian Church in Versailles, Kentucky. It apparently originated with Rick Warren. That’s how following works, we learn to follow from one another as we learn from the New Testament standard. Sometimes it’s “small church” people, other times it may be “big church” people, but it must ALWAYS be from Jesus following people.
5 Reasons You Need a Small Group (thanks to Rick Warren)
It’s the classroom for learning how to get along in God’s family.Only in regular contact with ordinary, imperfect believers can we learn REAL fellowship and experience connection God intends for us to have.
A small group helps me to develop spiritual muscle.You’ll never grow to maturity just by attending worship services and being a passive spectator. We need more than the Bible in order to grow; we need other believers. When others share what God is teaching them, I learn and grow too!
A small group confirms my identity as a genuine believer.I can’t claim to be following Christ if I’m not committed to any specific group of disciples. Jesus said, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” You can’t be the Body of Christ on your own.
A small group will help keep me from spiritually backsliding.“Mind your own business” is NOT a Christian idea when it comes to helping each other! We’re commanded to be involved in each other’s lives.
The Body of Christ needs me!You have a background and experiences that other people can learn from and draw strength from!
So if you aren’t already in one, then I encourage you to get involved in one soon.
If you are in the Litchfield Minnesota area, there are small group options offered through Litchfield Christian Church and Cornerstone Church. We are both churches proclaiming The Gospel and committed to making followers of Jesus.