10 Reasons People Need to Be Part of a Small Group

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Ron Edmondson gives leaders some language of why people need to join their groups.


Number 10: You will be a part of a miracle.

In our short time as a church (almost three years), nearly 700 people from birth to adults have become involved in groups.  

Number 9: Your faith will grow.

Community groups provide a system of doing life together that tremendously assists spiritual growth.  

Number 8: It’s the best way to connect at your church.

If you are not a part of group life at our church, you will not feel connected to the church.  

Number 7: It strengthens the church.

As members of groups grow spiritually as individuals, it strengthens the entire church.  (I’ve actually said that I’m not sure we will be any stronger as a church than what happens Sunday through Thursday nights in home group meetings.)  

Number 6: It was Jesus’ model.

In spite of the large crowds of people following Jesus, He consistently pulled the 12 disciples aside to hang out with them. If Jesus placed such a value in this process, how much more should we?  

Number 5: The small group director needs a job.

Ben is our community group director. He’s awesome. This was intended to be comic relief, but it is true.  Ben and his wife Laura are about to have their first child soon. 

Ron Edmondson Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping church grow vocationally for over 10 years.

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  • CB

    How tiring to continually have to do a song and dance to entice selfish American Christians to be part of of their local congregation beyond Sunday AM.

    • JP

      CB: Yes, it is tiring. Are these people selfish? Of their time, perhaps Fear of accountability is more likely the issue. I doubt it is limited to just Americans and certainly not just Christians. How is it working for you?

  • Laureen Sanchez

    I absolutely LOVE my growth group! Im also blessed that it is run by my church’s house prophets/deliverance ministers, so the information we share is amazing, in the moment, and spiritually gratifying because you can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit there! When I had surgery, the leader’s wife brought me food and treats for me and my husband! everyone prayed for my surgery, the anointing was so thick I felt I was surrounded by angels in the OR! I wouldn’t want to be without my group, because Jesus shows up every time!


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