The Philosophy Of Small Groups

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Philosophy of Small Groups A small church group could be defined as a small community consisting of three, six no more than twelve members at a time if applicable. The group members must be made up of followers of Jesus Christ. Small groups are more personal, leading to a more relational development between the members. This relationship leads to more active discipline of the unsaved. The intent of this paper is show how small groups which, are made up in church are good for discipleship. Philosophy of Small Groups in a Church or Ministry Organization In an article written by Jim Egli and Wei Wang describes four factors that should be in a small group at the group level and three factors at the leader’s level which ae, “Four small…show more content…
The group leader should let new members know from the start that they will be expected to go out and make disciples the same way Jesus Christ did with the twelve disciples. Matthew 4:18-19 say, “And when Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”. We must be up front with the new believer and the new member in to the small group. The intentions of the leader must be to make disciples. When this writer think about the intentional leader, he thinks about his own pastor. Since he been at his church he has seen his pastor train five pastors that have went out and started their own churches. Not counting the ministers, evangelists, deacons and other leaders; and these leaders train others to be leaders. These leaders know that their mission is to fill up the kingdom of God. Putman say, “The leader should be committed to the disciple-making process and intentional about leading people involved in the ministry to greater spiritual maturity”. Furthermore, Dave Early and Rod Dempsey say, “A Christian leader is a person of influence. He or she follows God 's will for their lives and influences others to follow God 's plan for their lives”. Disciple Making Is...: How to Live the Great Commission with Passion and Confidence. In a
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