A Purpose Driven Small Group functions around the purposes of the church. The group represents the DNA of the church. We do Worship mostly on Sunday mornings, but groups worship too, when they pray, when they discuss ways to surrender to God, when they study about fasting. Groups enhance Fellowship by celebrating birthdays or look for ways to spend fun time together. Groups practice fellowship when new people are invited in. Groups grow in Discipleship by choosing to study topics that stretch them and expand their horizons of spirituality. Sharing with each other the struggles in their lives and having the group help find ways to grow is discipleship at its best. Ministry is developed when group members help each other discover God’s design for them through spiritual gifts, life experiences, individual personality, and natural abilities. Groups can give everyone opportunities to serve within the church and meet needs in the community. Groups can study about personal Evangelism and help each other share their faith stories with friends, family and acquaintances. Groups can regularly pray for the lost in each other’s sphere of influence.
Going forward, we will continue to emphasize these purposes as we start L.I.F.E. Groups and for existing groups that wish to become more Purpose oriented.