Did you know that 69% of small group church members feel closer to God?
If you are feeling lonely, apathetic, or isolated, then joining a small group at church may be your answer.
Keep reading for five fantastic reasons to join a small group at church.
1. Combat Loneliness
We are all facing increased isolation. Even without the pandemic, modern life allows us to remain largely anonymous. We’re anonymous online; we’re anonymous at the grocery store; we’re anonymous in the pew.
This creates an entirely different pandemic: a pandemic of loneliness. This is affecting people of all ages and walks of life. What is the cure?
You must actively seek out and build relationships with other people. And no place is better for this than in a small group at church.
After all, these are people who share your beliefs. They are also struggling with similar troubles. As a result, small group members are tailor-made friends.
2. Rekindle Your Faith
When you meet with your small group, your passion for God will be rekindled. This may not always happen when sitting in a pew listening to a sermon.
Being able to sit in a small circle and discuss your spiritual growth face-to-face allows you to grow in faith. It will bolster you for the upcoming week. It is healing and re-energizing.
3. Small-Group Bible Studies
In school, we learn more through group-led discussions than through lectures. Why? Because we are forced to put our feelings and ideas into words.
Small groups allow us the same avenue for spiritual growth. As we discuss certain passages of the Bible, everyone brings something new to the table. We learn from each other and we teach from our own life experiences.
Putting your ideas into words solidifies them, making them clearer and more manageable for yourself as well. A small group can join an online bible study program together, and discuss their understanding of faiths among themselves without any discomfort.
4. Serve With Your Team
Small groups make the perfect teams for community service. You probably live in the same local area. Together you can decide on individuals or groups that most need help in your community.
Then you can spend quality time together while actively embodying God’s love.
This makes attending a small group at your local church ideal. If you are seeking a new church, ensure they have a small group program. For example, if you live west of Houston, check out these church locations that prioritize small groups.
More than anything, small groups are fun! You will joke, laugh, and relieve stress together like a family.
Small groups are able to have fun in ways that a large congregation can’t. Pizza parties, White Elephant gift exchanges, movie nights…there are year-round opportunities to relax and enjoy good company.
Small groups aren’t just for talking about serious topics. They’re to help us fully enjoy our relationship with God. When we have fun with our church small group, we can better appreciate the many ways He has been extravagantly generous to us.
Join a Small Group Today
If you crave the blessed relief of being listened to and understood, join a small group at church. You will make lifelong friends, gain a service team, and rekindle your faith. You will also learn a lot, teach a lot, and have fun!
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