Groups

What is a small group?

A Christian small group can be identified as a deliberate face to face gathering of three to twelve people who meet regularly and share the common purpose of exploring together some aspect of Christian life, faith and discipleship.

Our mission is to develop small loving groups of people that are growing in Christ, reaching out and bringing others into the group, and sending out new leaders to start new groups, which will then do the same.

As believers in Jesus Christ we seek to obey and follow him.

The heart of small groups is our belief that:

  1. Everyone has a gift and function

    We believe that every person has a gift and has leadership potential. This is the "priesthood of all believers." Everyone has a place.

  2. Everyone should be ministered to

    We believe that every person should receive loving care and support from the group around them. We give what we have received, we teach what we have been taught.

  3. Everyone should be ministering

    We believe that every person is able to minister to others, giving loving care and support. Ministering is not something reserved for the select few, but rather is for everyone.

  4. Our focus is reaching the lost

    We believe that we are best equipped and encouraged to reach out to others in a group. Our focus is outward - we are the hands and feet by which the good news of Jesus Christ is carried into our community and the world.

Current groups

Group Description When Host
Briscoe's Small Group

An empty-nester small group - currently with no kids.

Sundays @ 6:00 TrennaB
Johnson's Small Group

A friendly small group - kids from infant to high school, and deep discussions.

Sundays @ 5:30 BillJ
Kuhn's Small Group

Nothing but kids - a/k/a, the youth group.

Sunday afternoon JustinK
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:18-20
 

To accomplish this mandate given by Jesus, we at Reynoldsburg Church of Christ have adopted the mission statement:

We strive to be imitators of Christ by glorifying God, uplifting one another, serving our neighbor, and sharing the hope of eternal life.

We believe that the Small Group ministry of this church plays an important part in helping us to fulfill this mission. With that in mind, our vision for this ministry is:

To develop, equip and multiply small caring communities for a hurting world.

At the heart of the Great Commission and this ministry vision statement are three key priorities

  1. Every Small Group should be reaching

    We desire to see every member of every group reaching out to bring others to Jesus Christ.

  2. Every Small Group should be teaching

    We desire to see every member of every group growing in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This includes:

    • Giving opportunities to and encouraging each member to be involved in prayer, worship and Bible study.
    • Developing an atmosphere of love and acceptance where members can share openly and honestly without fear of rejection.
    • Providing a place to put into practice what they have learned, and to discover and exercise their spiritual gifts.
  3. Every Small Group should be making disciples

    We desire to see every member of every group eventually equipped to start their own small group. As people are reached for Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with him, we want to see them equipped with the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to move forward into leadership.

    And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
    2 Timothy 2:2