RELATIONSHIPS AS GOD INTENDED
In Harvest Small Groups, we don’t want to settle for relationships a mile wide and an inch deep. We want to experience deep, life-giving relationships. As a church, we are devoted to meaningful relationships where God is working for His glory, our growth and for the good of others.
If you want to experience all that Small Groups at Harvest is designed to be, we encourage you to lean in, commit, and enjoy participating in your Small Group. You’ll only get out of Small Group what you put into it. Invest in these four ways to see your group thrive and multiply.
- WHY DO WE DO SMALL GROUPS?
At Harvest Bible Chapel our focus is on the quality of discipleship. We encourage those in our fellowship to “get connected” by plugging into one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to and encourage one another in daily devotionals, effective prayer, and mutual accountability.
- WHAT DOES A SMALL GROUP LOOK LIKE?
A typical small group meeting consists of fellowship, a discussion about the Bible, prayer, and mutual accountability time (men with men, women with women). Our discussions primarily focus on the sermon preached that Sunday, but will occasionally go through different studies throughout the year (all approved by our elders). Small Groups are approximately two hours in length and are currently held on weeknights.
Essentials of a small group
Small Groups at Harvest are uncommonly loving, encouraging, and authentic because of the foundation of Jesus Christ. The ethos of a Small Group is infused with the “One Another” commands of Scripture (forgive one another, love one another, welcome one another, bear one another’s burdens, etc).
We don’t want to be hearers of the Word without being doers of the Word (James 1:22). Our Small Groups don’t stop at gaining knowledge. In Small Groups, all study of the Bible leads to the application of God’s Word to everyday life.
One result of Small Group is the mutual encouragement of each others’ faith (Romans 1:12). Time spent together in fellowship, the study and application of Scripture, prayer, and accountability should result in bearing fruit for the Gospel. By serving one another, we help each other grow into maturity in Christ.
We believe that healthy things multiply. If our Small Groups have a quality of discipleship, men and women will grow into their salvation in Jesus Christ and spread the good news about Him. As this happens, disciples are multiplied! This leads to a multiplication of leaders, small groups, and ultimately churches! This is why we say Small Groups are the engine of our church as we strive to fulfill our mission.
We want every small group member to embrace ten commitments. These commitments are based on the biblical mandate of mutual ministry, which is the driving force behind small groups. While every group has its own dynamics, these commitments are intended to set clear expectations and increase ownership among each small group member. Since healthy groups thrive on participation, having clear commitments is a critical starting point for every small group. Healthy small groups consist of members who strive to live out all ten commitments.
Why should i join a small group?
Our Small Groups are designed for Christians to grow in their walk with Christ. If you are looking for a body of believers that will encourage you, pray for you, hold you accountable, and celebrate God’s Work in your life, then Small Groups may be for you. The best way to get more information and get plugged into a group is to attend our Step 1 and Step 2 events. CLICK HERE to view our Events page for our next Step 1 & Step 2 events.