Small Group Principles

Care (To love and be loved):

Fully devoted disciples desire to be in authentic relationship with their small group community.  We choose to care for others more than we care for ourselves. We give of our time, energy, and resources to become examples that display Christ to others, thereby strengthening their walk with God, healing their past and freeing them to care for others.

 

Humility (To serve and be served):

Fully devoted disciples desire to be in authentic relationship with their small group community. We choose to live humbly knowing the world is much larger than ourselves. This leads us to serve a broader community; providing for those who lack provision.   This humble service leads both giver and receiver to life change.

 

Discovery (To know and be known):

Fully devoted disciples desire to be in authentic relationship with their small group community. To have authentic relationship we must know one another deeply.  Christ knows the real us, and he desires that we share a genuine life journey with other believers to be able to weep, rejoice and grow together.

 

Encouragement  (to celebrate and be celebrated)

Fully devoted disciples desire to be in authentic relationship with their small group community. We encourage one another by celebrating our joys together, because life’s joys bring hop in Christ. Sharing life outside one’s self fosters participation in the joys of others.

 

 Truth Telling (to forge and be forged):

Fully devoted disciples desire to be in authentic relationship with their small group community. Therefore the members speak truth with wisdom to one another that leads to spiritual growth in both the truth teller and the truth receiver, resulting in peace being brought to the community.

Shonna WassenaarSmall Group Principles