Why Small Groups?
Our hope is that Vertical Church would be a community of friends engaged in gospel-centered relationships resembling the early Church (Acts 2:42). That’s why we believe it’s important for all our members to be in a Small Group! Active participation in a Small Group is critical for your spiritual health as you grow in your understanding and application of God’s direction in your life, because they are…
The primary focus of Jesus’ public ministry was not with the masses but with a small group of guys that He did life with. This original group changed the world! Additionally, the early church (Acts 2:42-47) gathered at the temple and in homes. It wasn’t an either/or but a both/and. Biblical community involves larger worship services and smaller groups.
As the church grows, relationships become more difficult to maintain. The best way to enter into relationships that care for people personally and intentionally is through smaller groups. Small Groups are a place to be known and loved!
DEEP AND WIDE
Small Groups are a place where we intentionally intersect our lives with others and live out the holistic Christian life. Our groups will be about sharing life together and inviting people into our community. We develop deep relationships and get-to-know our community which leads to a desire for those outside of the small group to have the same experience.
What To Expect
The Christian life should be lived out in a unique community that connects, grows, and reaches out to others. Our Small Groups will have regular rhythms to facilitate this movement that multiplies disciples. They are:
Share a meal together and strengthen community as you serve one another; this will most likely happen on the same night as Bible Study and D-Groups.
Gather regularly to interact with the Bible and apply the sermon to your lives
Break up into gender-specific groups for a more intentional time of care and accountability
Spend time investing in your communities by intersecting your Small Group with your neighbors, co-workers, and friends; this could be a cookout or a night out. Group members will invite their non-believing friends to hang out on this night, so they can experience Christian community.
Every month that has a 5th week, we want our small groups engage in an ongoing local outreach event. We want to catalyze our people to partner with existing organizations within the city and serve alongside them.
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