Part of my job is to lead our church’s small group ministry. But I gotta tell you there are some things I personally don’t like about small groups. In fact, here are 3 things I don’t like:
1) Giving up an evening every week
2) Trying to figure out who’s gonna watch my kids
3) The day of group I often dread it instead of anticipating it
But I still think you should absolutely join a small group. Why? Over my lifetime, I can not think of any single thing that has grown my faith more than the friendships I’ve formed in small groups. Watching others’ faith grow inspires me. Giving others access to my life motivates me. Being encouraged through tough times sustains me.
Plus, my small group is made up of some great people!
If you’re serious about growing your faith, invest in the 1st century process of meeting in someone’s home to encourage each other, pray, and study the Scriptures. It’s hard but so worth it!