Step 1 - Invite a friend: You only need one person to get started–-you spouse or a Christian co-worker would work great! Just ask them if they would like to meet once a week to encourage one another, pray and study the Bible. If you want to invite more than one person–that’s great, but you don’t want your group to grow past 10 – 12, when that happens you cease to have a “SMALL” group… you now have a “BIG” group–and the dynamics change a lot.
Step 2 - Pick a time & a place: The awesome thing about a small group is that it can meet, literally, anywhere! You can meet in a home, a restaurant, a park, coffee shop–-whatever works for your group. And of course–you can always use one of the class rooms at church.
Step 3 - Pick a study: This is very easy. Here are some possibilities:
1. Pick a book of the Bible–and go through it a littlle bit at a time. When you get together, read a paragraph and talk about it.
2. Use a “Study Guide”. If you go to christianbook.com and search for “small groups” – you’ll find TONS of awesome resources!
3. Ask Pastor Brad. He’ll be more than happy to help you find something that’s right for your group.
NOTE: If you are ready to take this step–please let Pastor Brad know. It encourages Brad to hear that God is working, and it helps him to be aware that a new group is starting. May God bless you as you take this powerful step toward growth in Jesus!