Discipleship in the Space Between Church and Family

From Trevin Wax:

Sunday School.

Small groups.

Home community groups.

How we weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these models depends on what their primary purpose is.

  • The traditional Sunday school model seeks to use the hour before or after a worship service for adult education, which results in an interactive Bible study or topical teaching series.
  • The small group model puts a priority on fellowship within the body, which results in accountability and an emphasis on Bible application.
  • The community group model elevates missional engagement of one’s neighborhood, which results in an open and outward-focused atmosphere.
I’m convinced that the purpose for breaking into smaller groups is one of the most neglected areas of discipleship. And when we don’t know what our purpose is, we’re certain not to fulfill it.

 

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