WHY FAITH GROUPS
“small groups are where much of the theology taught in our pulpits begins to be fleshed out in conversation and action” (Ed Setzer).
Faith Baptist’s structure for spiritual growth involves three communal gatherings of differing sizes in order to meet various needs:
(1) worship services, which allow the Faith family to gather in its entirety for mutual encouragement and corporate worship
(2) Sunday school classes, which offer age appropriate biblical teaching
(3) small groups, which extend mutual care and an environment of accountability to its group members.
The relational connections that Faith Groups provide are the reason we urge every person to find a group to call their spiritual home. It is easy to hide or get lost in a larger gathering such as a Sunday morning worship service or even a Sunday school class, but a small group offers the chance to be known and to get to know others on a deeper level. Also, Faith Groups attempt to follow the model presented in the book Acts as it shares practices of the early church’s believers, including devoting “themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers … praising God and having favor with all the people …” (Acts 2:42, 47). These regular habits or disciplines – spending time together, sharing a meal, studying the Scriptures and praying collectively – allow group members to share their spiritual walk with one another within the context of their everyday life.
Consider joining a Faith group today! A place where you can know Christ, live Christ and make Him known. We pray that you will!