What Is The Purpose of Small Groups?
When it comes to the church as a whole, the purpose of Small Groups is to create a culture of community & discipleship.
The church is a family. Let’s be honest, however; most of us only really know or talk to a few of our “brothers & sisters.” Well, Small Groups will help lead us to break free of that as it allows us to connect with & get to know other members of our church family. We were designed for life together in community, & Small Groups helps us in learning to do life together.
The world disciple refers to someone who takes up the ways of someone else. Applied to Jesus, a disciple is someone who conforms his or her words & ways to the words & ways of Jesus. You see, while Jesus loves us & accepts us where we are, He doesn’t want us to stay where we are. We are called to be disciples; & disciples grow as individuals, & learn to make other disciples.
Therefore, when it comes to your personal life, the purpose of Small Groups is to develop a life of transformation & mission.
A life transformed by the Holy Spirit through discipleship.
A faith rooted deeper in God’s Word.
A life living out the mission God has given us to make other disciples.
What Can I Expect From Small Groups?
You can expect to know you’re not alone. When you spend time with other people you're able to see their finer points. You're also able to see their flaws. But it's good to know we're not alone in our flaws. Only Jesus is perfect, & it's unfair to expect perfection from anyone else—or yourself. While thinking about our flaws might be depressing, there's good news: Once we see each other as we truly are, in need of someone to redeem and save us, we can move closer to one another in life-changing community.
You can expect to grow:
- In your faith
- In the application of God’s Word
- In caring for one another
- In serving others
- In reaching others with the gospel
You can expect to connect with others in a way that you never have. As we grow in all of the areas mentioned above, we will move closer to one another in life-changing community.
How Do I Join A Small Group?
If you want to be a part of one of our Small Groups, just contact us and let us know. Someone will get a hold of you once we recieve your email.
Note: You do not have to be a member of Oak Grove to be a part of a Small Group.