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Monday, November 28, 2005

Small groups

Last Sunday night at church, little green forms were passed out asking what about night services bring you closer to God. To my complete surprise I couldn't answer it.
I thought worship, but to me there is to many stops and starts and sometimes its not long enough, that I can never get into it. So I sat and thought for a while and I couldn't think of anything. This made me quite sad, so I folded the green piece of paper and took it home and thought about it for a couple of days.

I couldn't understand how I felt closer to God at my old church, when this church suits me better, and then it hit me. Small groups I did all my growing in my ladies cell group. It was a place I could be me. A place where woman older and younger than me could come as they were to worship God, build each other up, and give advice on issues such as babies.
What a wonderful time.

At Opawa I find the services more fulfilling than I ever did at my old church, but it has shown me no matter how good the preacher is, without the support of a small group, It can be harder to grow spiritually.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:46 AM, Blogger If not for Christ said…

    I agree. Church is an important part of growth and yet 20 - 30 minutes after church on Sunday with 5 minute conversations with heaps of different people is not really going to continue and expand on that which God has been talking to you about during the service.

    A lot of growth does take place in cell groups - I wonder why? Is it because you have to be more actively involved than in a larger church setting? Is it because it is harder to hide when something is not going right?
    Maybe it is because in a smaller group each one feels more able to support and be supported by the others.

    I think growth occurs in both settings, but in different ways.

    Hmmm, an interesting question, I want to give it some more thought.

     
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