Ever wonder why people join groups. Below are fifteen reasons I’ve heard people state is the reason they joined a small group.
- My husband and I needed a shared experience.
- My wife and I needed some people to help us understand marriage.
- I wanted to grow in my relationship with Christ.
- I needed some real friends.
- Our church won’t let anyone become a church member until they join a small group.
- We knew nothing about the Bible and knew that being in a small group would help us understand it better.
- We have a problem teenager and needed encouragement and support.
- We moved to a new town and wanted to meet some people who had the same values that we have.
- I’m a new Christ follower and I want to do what is the right thing to do with my life now. I was told one of the most important next steps was to join a small group.
- I want to lead a group of my own someday and, in our church, in order to become a small group leader you must first prove you’re a trustworthy Christ follower. I’m an apprentice group leader right now.
- I was going through a dark and difficult time and the groups pastor at my church told me that being in a small group would be really helpful.
- I’m a first time mom and really wanted to spend time with other first time moms who could empathize with me.
- I’m struggling to live counter-culturally so I need to be around other Christians who are willing to go against the grain.
- I’m not a Christian but I’m willing to meet with some people who are and talk about Jesus. That is, if they’ll let me be me.
- Our senior pastor keeps saying this is really important. I don’t know that he’s right but I trust him enough to give groups a try.
What are some reasons you’ve heard?