Small groups are a fantastic way to have fellowship with others who share your faith. Acts 2 describes how the early believers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”. I absolutely LOVE this image, it tells of a group of people whose lives were spent together!
Some of you may already have your own Christian small groups and perhaps you’re looking for ways in which you can draw closer together. Or maybe you’re off to uni this year and thinking about starting a group of your own. Whatever it may be, Girl Got Faith has got ya! Here are five ideas you could use in your small groups.
Let’s get biblical
This one’s a classic, but it always works really well. Pick a book of the Bible to study as a group. You can either choose to go over the chapter or verses you’ll be looking at in advance, or you could study it together. Whichever you choose, this will help you to read the Bible more analytically, to get other people’s perspectives on certain passages, and also identify correlations between different Scriptures.
Have a worship night
These nights are always amazing! They allow you to be completely free and open before God and there is something incredibly special about doing this as part of a group. People can bring along instruments, you can use YouTube videos or you can choose to do things acapella. The beauty is that there’s no one way to do it, you can simply let things flow.
This is an excellent way for people to have their queries about faith explored. All you need is a jar or a box (I always like to make stuff like this look kinda fancy) where people can anonymously put their questions. Whenever your group meets, you can spend a bit of time looking at one or two of the questions together. There is no such thing as a silly question so make sure everyone responds respectfully and lovingly!
I absolutely love a good testimony night! We can often focus on the prayer side of things while forgetting that God is already at work and he’s always making things happen. Testimonies are a great source of encouragement and it’s amazing to see things your small group have been praying for come to pass.