What is a small group?
(Click on the picture above to learn more about small groups.)
The Church of the Nativity (Timonium, MD) says the following about a small group community: “Small Groups is where our large church gets small. Groups are 6-12 people who meet to discuss faith, go deeper in the weekly message, and support one another in their relationship with Christ. This is the place to care for others and be cared for; a place to impact our community and the world.”
Click on the picture below to be taken to the Church of the Nativity web site to learn more about what their small groups are all about. You can join one of their small groups in-person or online, you can start your own small group, you can watch and listen to previously recorded podcasts of the many Message Series that have been used in small groups, and they will train you to be a small group leader!
Why should church members participate in small groups?
- Make new friends.
- Fellowship with others.
- Share about your faith in a safe environment.
- Feel welcome with church friends.
- Learn more about your faith.
- Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Connect with people who have the same life goals.
- Grow spiritually with others.
- Become more comfortable with discipleship and evangelization.
- Share how God has been working in your life.
- It is a place to seek advice and support.
- An opportunity to read and learn about God’s Word.
- Chances to pray together.
- You can really feel like you are a part of God’s family.
- Talk with others about living your life Jesus Christ taught us.
Some of the following resources may be helpful
with what you can use in small groups at your church.
(Click on each picture to check out some amazing small group resources!).