There are all kinds of groups meeting in our church these days—Bible study, life experience, needs-based, and affinity groups.
Check out our website to see a current list of small groups at Mt. Carmel. You’ll find everything from a prayer group to a sewing class to Bible study opportunities. We have groups for the young and old.
They meet on any and every day of the week. They meet on-site, off-site— in the church and at restaurants and ballparks. They sit in chairs, on motorcycles, and in “the barn.”
It used to be that all our groups could be summed up by the phrase “Sunday School.” If you participated in church you did so one way, at one specific time, and with the same group of people.
Not so anymore! At Mt. Carmel, we want to broaden our approach. We seek to open new doors and create more “touches” to people outside our church’s walls.
Churches that are alive have small groups that are growing.
These questions might help you determine if your group is dead or alive:
- Is the group seeing lives change?
- What spiritual growth issues are being worked on?
- What are the spiritual next steps that are being taken?
- Is something exciting happening or is it just comfortable?
Obviously, every group is unique. But if it is the same today as it was this time last year, you might need to take a real, honest look. The objective of every group is life-change.
Is your group — be it Sunday morning or any other time — alive and well? Tell me about what’s going on in your small group. What can the church do to help you?