IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOUR GROUP IS QUESTIONING ITS WORTH? IS IT HEALTHY FOR A SMALL GROUP TO TAKE A BREAK? HOW CAN WE BRING NEW LIFE INTO OUR SMALL GROUPS?
Where on the priority list of our hearts do you think our small group meetings rank? Has the priority of your small group meetings fallen a little lower than usual? In today's world we are continually prioritizing our obligations to make more time for the things that matter most to us. A group that meets week after week, without the proper breaks, becomes just a routine. Periodically a group needs a break from the routine to make time to practice the community they have been working towards. Taking the time to relate to each other can be a rewarding experience.
We have chosen to be involved in small groups because it is more relevant to our modern day world, than a large corporate meeting is on its own. Through small groups we have the ideal of bringing our church life into a lifestyle. We practice this lifestyle in the intimacy of our own homes. We use our homes and our whole lives to connect to one another in a community focused on Christ. In this community we mentor and disciple each other into spiritual maturity. By taking a break from our meeting we can spend more time together exploring group life.
The time we spend in our meetings is meant to keep our relationships and our community centered on Christ. But as life together goes on meeting after meeting our small groups can easily get in a rut. A relationship rut will have no great priority in our hearts. By taking a break from the meetings, we can spend more time doing those vital activities that bring more life into our groups, make them more effective, and more worthwhile than they ever have been.
As a small group ...