"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

Why Small Groups are Important

I Peter 5:8 tells us that Satan prowls about like a hungry lion looking for someone to devour. As small group leaders, we are on the front lines in the battle of good versus evil. Each time we meet, we do a number of activities that encourage, train and equip people for the day to day fight. The connections we make can be deep, something akin to those of soldiers forged while they battle side by side.

As small group leaders, we can get caught up in the details of the lesson, or snack, or cleaning the room before people arrive. Satan wants us to focus on these things because when we do, we lose sight of the big picture. Don’t let Satan trick you into thinking that what you do in your small group is anything less than transformative to the lives of those in your group. We have an awesome responsibility and the people in our care depend on us. Just as soldiers need training and the experience of others, so we as Christians need to be taught, encouraged and equipped for the daily battle with Satan. As small group leaders, we are the front line commanders. 

As you prepare for your next meeting, take a moment and forget about the small stuff and remember  that God is watching over us.  He pours himself into us as we give time and energy to our people. He not only knows the importance of what we do, but He will ensure that we have the time and energy to do it well. The creator of the universe wants me to do well in my next small group meeting. Wow – that brings a smile to my face 🙂


April 7, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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