It’s that time again for another round of small groups.
- What is going to be offered this time?
- Who is going to teach the group?
- When are the groups going to be?
- Do I really want to make the time to take another class this time around?
These are the first questions that come to mind when I hear of small groups. But lately I have begun to add another question to this list. Who might I run into at the next class?
We have been in Rancho Cordova for almost two years due to a company transfer. As the anniversary approaches, I find myself reflecting on the drastic changes our life took. We knew no one when we moved here and had to start over with a new church. We started with a visit to CNC and never left. I started attending classes, the first being Pastor Mike’s “New Comers Class.” Or is it called Pastor’s Class?
As I’ve continued to attend small groups, I am developing friendships that might have not happened otherwise. I am not only richly blessed from the teachings and prayers, but also deeply touched by the new friendships that have developed. Nothing can bring a smile to the face faster then to walk into the room and see friends I already know attending also.
As I reflect on the last two years I smile to think of the new friends I’ve made through these classes. Why attend another small group? With today’s fast paced life, it’s great to share a few hours a week with friends in a Bible Study.
So the new question to add to your list is which friend might you run into at a small group that you would not see otherwise?
Editor’s Note: Pastor Mike’s Pastor’s Class introduced Debora to what the church believes and to a group of people who have become her friends. As a result of meeting ladies in the Pastor’s Class, Debora organized a Christmas gift wrapping party during the Holidays and offered her home as a host home for the 40 Days of Purpose small group. Debora is now seeing what youth ministry opportunities God has in mind for her.