WHY SMALL GROUPS?
As Christians, we cannot operate on truths we do not know and principles we have not learned! People in the New Testament did not “accept” Jesus as their personal Savior as much as identify themselves with a group of radicals and revolutionaries who actually believed Jesus of Nazareth was indeed the anticipated Messiah, the one true King, the only person deserving of the title “Lord.”
FOR THEM, CHURCH WAS EKKLESIA: “the gathering of a people for a specific purpose.” We encourage you to gather with at least 2 or 3 people for the specific purpose of reading and studying the Scriptures. We do this with our eyes focused on finding Jesus in the text and our hearts resolved to become more like Him…
SMALL GROUP RESOURCES
The primary goal of the COMMUNAL LANE is to gather on a regular basis to study, discuss and experience Scripture together. There’s no better way to explore the text, ask questions, be vulnerable, and receive encouragement than in community with others. Not for the sake of storing up intellectual knowledge, but to strengthen our faith, develop an understanding of the mission of God, and discover our part in it – both as individuals and as a church.
To do it well, we’ve assembled an awesome lineup of guided materials that anyone can use to successfully host a Jesus 365 gathering. Each of the lessons are meant to be finished in a two-hour (2 hr.) time period and include a proposed agenda suggesting how long to spend on each section. You can read in more detail the goal of the materials and a breakdown of the major elements in the Jesus 365 User’s Guide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]