What’s the deal with Small Groups?
Quite frankly, nowhere in the Bible will you find where God encourages us to be lone rangers. Yeah, it’s often true that when we’re going through our darkest moments we want to go it alone, perhaps because of embarrassment or shame. Answers, encouragement and the challenge to change are rarely found in isolation. It’s in the context of community that we grow and share in the highs and lows of life. The Bible shows us that God’s original intent was that we would journey through life together. It also shows us two are better than one. Yes, Jesus came to save you by His grace, but it was also His intent that you be placed in a redemptive community where you would change as a result of the encouragement and challenge of others.
So it’s in the context of these groups that we believe your life is going to change the most. That’s where you’re going to grow. When we regularly get together with other people on the same journey, that’s where we can be known, loved, celebrated and served. That’s church the way God meant it to be. If you’re simply planning on attending a weekend experience at Redeemer, you’ll be missing out on a huge part of what we’re all about.
Click below on the campus you attend or live near for a list of small groups in your area:
Syracuse Campus: Contact Pastor Mark Schilling