Growing in faith and closeness to God is the core of small groups (mainly seen through prayer, study, reflection and praise). Fellowship and relationships are key to creating the open and safe space for people to feel loved and valued so they can feel able to share honestly and deeply about all the areas of their lives. However, by itself this can make a group become rather insular.
How can you share the love of God and your community outside of your small group?
How do you ensure it all comes from a place of authentic love?
There needs to be an element of looking outwards, to authentically share the love and community the group has with others. This can be done in different ways: mixing Christian and non-Christian friends in socials, volunteering for a good cause together, talking about the way you have felt loved with others. This is about love spilling out into every area of people’s lives.