Why Growth Groups?
When we read the scriptures, it presents to us a sense in which church ought to happen at the level of constant fellowship with other Christians. We can see these model with Jesus Christ and also with the apostle Paul.
Jesus’ model: He call the apostles to spend time with him and learn from him. In Mark 1:16-17, when Jesus is calling Simon and his brother Andrew, he says, “Come, ‘follow me’, and I will make you fishers for men.” Jesus calls a few, pours himself to them and sends them out. We see him teaching them as he teaches others. They are mostly present with him, eating, drinking, ministering and living his sermons.
Paul is also another person we can look up to. In Titus 2:1-10 there is a strong emphasis that the older generation should be engaged in discipling the younger generation in God’s word and the grace that has appeared to all men. This call is modelled and repeated by Paul in 2 Timothy 2:2.
Lastly is the unknown author of Hebrews who emphasizes that brothers and sister should be involved in each other’s lives. In Hebrews 3:12, “See to it brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
We therefore strongly believe as a church that to grow mature Christians for the day of Jesus Christ, church needs to happen at the Growth Groups or what is commonly called Bible study groups. Members are encouraged to be involved in each other’s life, encourage, stir, love one another and challenge each other.
Growth groups & Times of meeting