A Perfect Fit
by Linda Santavicca
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Seasonal changes tend to initiate “fresh starts” as well as bring about activities associated with each season. Now that spring is here, we can dream garden, think home renovations and thaw out from this past cold and brutal winter. What better way to come out of a long insulated hibernation than to meet up and catch up with friends over a cup of java? And, while ‘coffee chat’ renders a good time, we still need to keep it deep with our family in Christ.
God beckons us to fellowship together for His eternal glory; “…to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up”(Ephesians 4:12). He wants us to come together, not just to build a social network, but also to motivate each other forward. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…” (Hebrews10:24-25). He invites us into community to share in Him, to lift each other up so that He may be lifted up. His intent is that we grow closer to Him with each other. God is about relationships, invigorating new ones and rekindling old ones. That is what happens in small groups.
At Christ Church, we have quite a number of groups appropriate to personal and specific needs. The CCGF small group grid covers a broad spectrum: women’s, men’s, couples, mixed ages and stages as well as special concerns support groups. Additionally, there are always new ones in development.
There is a place for everyone - the perfect fit. Let us help you find yours! God will be there. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) God desires us to do more for so much more. What better way than joining a small group to launch your spring?
For more information, please contact Bob Mason, Pastor of Small Groups at: firstname.lastname@example.org.