Join a Small Goup
Small Group meets each Thursday evening. The groups are lead by a GC member, using books, videos and study guides prepared and written by Christian pastors and evangelists. If interested please call for details.
The goal of biblically faithful churches is to create small groups that foster discipleship, prayer, connection, and accountability. The number of participants in each church community group is usually limited so that deep and long-lasting relationships are cultivated and maintained.
The model for a small group is found in the book of Acts when believers met together in homes to eat, fellowship, and take communion (Acts 2:41–42, 46). They would read the apostles’ letters, discuss them, pray, and challenge each other to keep the faith (Acts 20:7–8). A small group that functions correctly is a little church within a church.
It is within small group that the “one anothers” of Scripture take place. When the Bible tells Christians to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), pray for one another (James 5:16), accept one another (Romans 15:7), and forgive one another (Colossians 3:13), it implies that we are in close relationship with other Christians.
In many ways, the first-century church was a series of community groups. They all studied the same Scriptures (Acts 17:11), read the same letters from the apostles (Colossians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:27), and adhered to the same standards for public worship (1 Corinthians 11–14). They met in homes throughout the week (Acts 2:46) and established close, personal relationships with each other (Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 2:17). When a small group strives for the same unity (Ephesians 4:3; Psalm 133:1), they are fulfilling the expectations Jesus has for His church (Matthew 16:18).
Small group study is so effective that Jesus used it to train the men who would be known as the apostles (Luke 6:12–16; Mark 4:34).