Effective Community Outreach and Small Groups

ChurchLeaders | 4/25/2019 | Staff
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There is power in groups. Especially small groups that draw their power from God.

You are leading a group of people who God has put together for a purpose. It is important to consider the abilities and needs of each of your members. It is also important to view the potential you have as a group.

Group - Individuals

Your small group has the potential to be and do significantly more than they could as individuals operating on their own.

Why do people working together have the potential to be and do more than they could as individuals? Here are three reasons:

Purpose - Group - Encouragement - Life - Jesus

One key purpose of participating in a small group is the encouragement you give and receive. As each of us strives to live a life that radiates Jesus, there will be times we will need to do things that are uncomfortable and go through some difficult times.

The encouragement we receive from each other not only helps keep us going through our challenges with joy, it also draws small group members closer together.

Friendships - Group - Member - Walk - Accountability

The friendships we form in the small group challenge each member to continually be better in our Christian walk. This really becomes clear when accountability partnerships form within the group.

Encouragement helps us do the right thing, even when uncomfortable or difficult. Group friendships challenge us to be the best we can be.

Benefit - Operating - Group - God - Members

Another benefit of operating as a small group is that God put the members of your small group together who have gifts, talents, experiences and knowledge that complement each other. By serving together, a small group can have a tremendous impact that goes beyond what can be imagined.

One of the ways a small group can demonstrate God’s love to the local community is to serve others in the community. Tackle a problem that is affecting your community. Help solve...
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