Why We Have Community Groups
The New Testament gives Christians specific ways we’re supposed to relate to each other. These commands are often referred to as the “one another” commands.
There are actually over 47 different “one another” commands in the New Testament. Here are nine of them:
- Love one another with brotherly affection (Romans 12:10)
- Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
- Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
- Show hospitality to one another (1 Peter 4:9)
- Build up one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
- Stir one another up to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24)
- Encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25)
- Confess your sins to one another (James 5:16)
- Pray for one another (also James 5:16)
I challenge you to ask yourself, “How much of this is it really possible for me to do just on Sunday morning?”
Probably not very well.
That’s why our church does what we call “Community Groups.” Community Groups are the place where we try to cultivate authentic Christian community with one another. That involves pursuing close relationships, meaningful conversations, and deep-rooted commitment.
To learn more about Community Groups, check out the Community Groups page of our website.