What expect from a growth group
“pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
We talk with the living God about our own lives and our walk with Him. We speak with God about our friend’s lives. We thank him for his love for us and we ask him to help us live lives which honour him.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly …..” Colossians 3:16
We come to know the living God better and his will for our lives as we share His life-giving Word, the Bible. Through reading God’s Word together, we come to understand what he has done for his people. We see how much he loves us through the death of his only son for us.
“….. live a life worthy of the calling you have received” Ephesians 4:1
“….. be imitators of God …..” Ephesians 5:1
We encourage one another to live our lives like Jesus and to grow in the way we follow and obey Jesus. We acknowledge that the world will try to pressure us to compromise our standards, but we encourage one another to be faithful to Jesus in our whole life.
“let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds” Hebrews 10:24
We benefit together as we share the precious fellowship of God’s people. We care for one another, we serve one another, we encourage one another and we pick one another up when we stumble and fall.
“you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God; that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
We learn to share the life-giving message of the living God with our friends who don’t know Jesus.