Build Relationships - Small groups provide a great environment for us to get to know each other, to put some time into the “one another” commands of the New Testament, and to carry out our church covenant with each other. We desire to see each of the regular attenders at Emmanuel grow in relationship with each other and with God, and we want to use the small groups as a tool to carry this out. Because of this, we want roughly a third of your small group time committed to building relationships. Depend on Prayer – Small groups provide a safe setting for us to share our burdens and joys, and intercede for each other in prayer. We desire that these times of prayer, in your small group, not only focus on the needs of the group, but also on a desire to see the ministries of the church and our community brought before God. Because of this, we want roughly a third of your small group time committed to prayer. Apply Truth – Christ’s final command to his disciples was to “teach them to obey” – we often are heavy on the teaching part of this command, and light on the accountability to obey. We desire our people to discuss the challenges of the body teaching times, and work together on applying it to their lives. Because of this, we want roughly a third of your small group time committed to applying the Sunday service body teaching to everyday life.
Meeting times are different for each group. Please contact the EBC office or check the Sunday bulletin for location and time options.
During the 2012-13 school year, our small groups will be meeting to discuss Building Up One Another by Gene Getz. The book explores twelve important "one another" commands in the New Testament and how to develop them in your own life and in your church.