Tonight I began teaching an elective course for "would be" small group leaders [we call them Discipleship Groups at Antioch] and as I put together my material this afternoon I was reminded how passionate I am about group life.
I've become thoroughly convinced that life change takes place best in small groups. Yes, a follower of Jesus can participate weekly in a large worship environment [for most of us that is our Sunday morning gathering] and grow in their faith walk. But it's only in a small group setting that true biblical fellowship begins to take form. When we drop the masks and become real. When we care enough to invest in the lives of other believers, something special happens. We begin to aid one another in our pursuit to become like Jesus.
Sunday morning is great and I wouldn't want you to miss it for the world, but there is so much more to experience. Get connected to a small group and watch what God will do.