Looking for a church small group? First read these 7 habits of highly effective church small groups. You’ll know better!
Whether you go to a large church with thousands or a small church with dozens, being part of church small groups is an important step in growing in your faith. There is nothing like having a tribe to encourage you in the tough times, or friends to challenge you when your personal spiritual goals slide. The concept for being part of a group really is important, given the fact that even our own family structures may not be on the same page with our spiritual desires. This spiritual surrogate is needed to give direction and provide support. Sometimes that support is not just a prayer, but a hand, or a help.
Just as church small groups have their place and purpose, there are many who experience dysfunction. If a group uses the relationship to abuse or manipulate each other we have a problem. There is hope, however. You can look for a place that is safe for you. Realize this with one caveat–life is not safe! Any relationship will prove full of risks both seen and unseen. So, part of finding the right group is to first be aware that not only are taking a risk, but so are the other members of the group you join.
There are seven habits that healthy and growing church small groups exhibit. While none are perfect, looking for these patterns will aid you in starting off on the right foot. And, if you are humble you will look to contribute these habits yourself.
A highly effective church small group happens when…