In a large church you can’t know everyone
well. Small groups provide a place where
you can get to know a small number of
other Christians in some depth. They
enable the development of the quality of
relationships that our souls long for.
A small group is a great place to ask the
questions that you cannot ask during a
Sunday service! It is the ideal place to
explore issues in depth, to understand
what God says in his Word, and to talk
through ways in which to apply it to daily
Prayer is an essential part of the Christian
life, and Jesus taught us that there is
something powerful about praying with
other believers (Matthew 18:20). A small
group is a great place to learn to pray with
others, supporting them in times of joy and
times of sadness.
Most of the pastoral care in CBC happens
as a result of believers reaching out in
support to those they have grown to love
and care for. That love is often formed in
small groups where individuals learn to
give and receive help.
Learning to give and receive challenge and
encouragement is a vital part of learning to
grow as a Christian (Proverbs 27:17).
Small groups provide a safe environment
where we can learn to “spur one another
on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews