What are small groups? Small groups consist of of 6-14 people who meet in homes. These discipleship groups are open to anyone who is interested in developing a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, developing a community with other disciples, and developing a deeper and broader faith for daily life … all On the Way to something greater.The groups are designed to provide a comfortable, home-based atmosphere where, with the support and accountability of others who are on The Way of Christ, we can ask hard questions, change lives, build better families, and better understand the relevance, truth and power of Biblical teaching to change our community.
What happens in small groups? They are more than a Bible study. They are a way of taking the full Christian walk seriously, which includes the basic elements of the early church: The Word of God and Life Sharing, Spiritual Nurture and Prayer, as well as social events and the chance to demonstrate the power of Christ with positive changes for our local communities through service ministries.
What are the benefits of joining a small group? • Sense of community - In our society today, it’s easy to become isolated. Suburban dwellers, with fenced yards and garaged cars, often have very little meaningful contact with their neighbors. Victories are enjoyed and losses are suffered alone. On the Way breaks this cycle by introducing people to each other and offering them a chance to invest in their faith and in each other’s lives. • A place to discover abilities and gifts – In community, we often help each other discover the abilities which God has given to us.On the Way gives disciples natural opportunities to develop and use these gifts to serve and encourage others. • A place to grow – If we are all “on the way” in our faith, challenges and growth are essential, and we believe these challenges and changes happen best in community. On our own, we lack the insight into our own hearts and into the heart of God, necessary for spiritual transformation.We don’t get very far. With the help of other disciples who are on the way, we are given a safe but challenging environment to navigate the Christian life together and begin to experience the new life that Jesus offers to all.