5 ways small groups make authentic disciples

You may have seen last week when I reblogged a post from my friend, Matthew Mofield. Here’s another great post from him that you’ll want to read if your church uses small groups or is considering small groups. Be sure to follow his blog!

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There is no doubt that when small groups are done in a Biblical way they increase the effectiveness of producing authentic disciples of Jesus. While there is no “cookie cutter” recipe for how they should be done and what they should look like, they are vital to produce maturing believers. Over several years of ministry with students and young adults I have witnessed several positive effects that small groups can have on making authentic disciples for Christ.

1. Authentic Relationships Are Formed:

The Christian life is a relational life. Proverbs 27:17 says that “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Small groups create the perfect environment for this sharpening of our lives to happen. One of the keys to this is keeping the numbers small enough for your group to be intimate. I’ve found that range to be between 5-15 people. This allows people to get to know each other on a level deeper…

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