– By Eric Yee, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Theme for years 2012 to 2015 is Growing Roots, and Bearing Fruits (2 Kings 19:31 & Isaiah 37:31)
God’s Vision on Earth: His Glory – Worship God – Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is God (Rom 14:11)
Jesus Mission on Earth:
- Love God
- Love people
(Mat. 28: 19-20) 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 all that I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”
The Small Group Vision – ( 2 E’s)
- EDIFICATION– (Inwards)
The Small Group must encourage, help, care and minister to each other in order to grow in Christ.
Roman 14:19 – “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to Mutual Edification.”
- EVANGELISM – (outwards)
The small Group must go and multiply by reaching out to others.
We must invite non Christian friends and relatives to join our Small Groups.
It is easier to evangelize to friends in home setting than to bring them to Church.
Small Group Weekly Meeting – (The 4 W’s)
- Welcome (10 minutes)
An Ice-breaker is indispensable because it promotes group community as well as opens up the members to sharing.
- Worship (10 – 20 minutes)
- Word (45 – 60 minutes)
We are to edify (build up, strengthen) one another.
- Works (20 – 30 minutes)
After the lesson, the group focuses again on prayer and vision.
The prime purpose of all Christian community is to glorify our Lord and God. He is not there to be used but to be worship and obeyed. Our primary function is not to serve each other but to serve God.
Our Small Groups:
- Faith Small Group
- Eirene Small Group
- Joy Small Group
- Rock Small Group
- Life Small Group
- Genesis One Small Group
- Charis Small Group
- Agathos Small Group
- Shalom Small Group
- Eagles Small Group
- Hope Small Group