Why small groups? Why FOCUS groups? My life is going fine. Why should I bother joining one of these FOCUS groups?
Those are great questions!
I believe there are good reasons why we ought to be in community, in relationships, in small groups.
Let’s be crystal clear about what small groups ministries can and cannot do:
- Small groups are not the only way a person can grow and mature as a Christian.
However, if you are not in some form of a small group of Christians, you are probably not growing and maturing in your faith. Christian community is absolutely necessary for Christian growth. In fact, it’s impossible to grow and mature as a follower of Jesus Christ apart from being in Christian community.
- Being in a small group ministry will not help you find your soul mate. A small group is not a place where you will be able to share your deepest spiritual thoughts, fears, and feelings.
In fact, if that’s what small groups are, that kind of sounds yucky.
However, there’s a good likelihood you are going to meet some fantastic, quirky, lovely, interesting people through your involvement in FOCUS groups.
- Participating in a small group ministries will not guarantee you will become a spiritual giant. If that happens that would be really great.
The goal of our small group ministries is to have our faiths stretched, challenged, and encouraged through your participation in one of our FOCUS groups.
Why join a small group? Why sign up for a FOCUS group?
Because God created us for relationships. We are better when we are together.
FOCUS groups are a fantastic place to grow in our understanding and love for God. And FOCUS groups are a fantastic venue to put our growing love for God into action as we practice our faith with one another in small groups.
We will be having sign ups for the summer FOCUS groups May 10-June 7.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to grow deeper in your friendships with folks at LCOP and to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Looking forward to seeing you in one of our Summer FOCUS Groups!