In Radiant Groups…We want every small group member to embrace eight 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 eight commitments.
I will pursue spiritual growth and encourage my group as they grow in their walk with Christ.
I will be present and make it a priority to know and stay connected with the people in my group.
I will look for big and small ways to contribute and care for needs that come up in my group.
I will trust, be transparent and strive to be open while maintaining respect and confidentiality in my group.
I will invite my group to speak into my life while extending grace to my group.
I will encourage and celebrate when God is working in the lives of my group.
I will serve with my group and look for ways to be a witness for Christ.
I will be open to new members and as we grow, we will multiply to advance God’s work so more people can experience what we have experienced.
What We’re Currently StudyingThis semester, small groups will be doing a sermon-based study with our sermon series LIFE, a study of the Gospel of John. Whether you’ve studied God’s Word for years or are newer in your faith, this study is designed to help you read, understand and apply God’s Word. As a young man, the disciple John witnessed the life of Jesus through stories, sermons and everyday conversations. For several years, John walked with Jesus and became the disciple Jesus loved. Years later, John wrote down these truths so we would believe that Jesus is the Christ and Son of God. We’re excited to walk through this book together and see God work.
Inviting Someone to your Small Group
We want people to be invited to small groups through a culture of invitation. Healthy small groups are not only open to the idea of adding new members but are actively pursuing and inviting people to join their group. Check out this helpful video from Harvest Bible Chapel Vertical Small Groups.