The purpose of the FMEFC Small group Ministry is “To provide a place for people to grow spiritually, build relationships, and care for each other.”
Why should I join a small group?………Because it opens so many doors!
The door to deeper understanding of the Bible
If you’ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop that person and say, “But what about…?” or “I don’t understand…” , then a small group is for you! In a small group setting you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text, and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp.
The door to really feeling like part of God’s family
Most people who have been a part of a small group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships and friendships that develop. Over 50 times in the New Testament the phrase “one another” is used to describe our relationship to other believers. We are instructed to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another bear one another’s burdens, etc. We really do need each other. God never meant for any of us to go it alone in the Christian life.
The door to handling stress and pressure better
Small groups provide excellent support in times of crisis, sickness, change, and stress. You’ll have a sense of stability and security knowing there are people who really care for you and are committed to standing with you. Many people in our church could testify that they would not have made it through a difficult time if it hadn’t been for their small group.
Who can afford to pass up these kinds of benefits? For more information about Fort Myers Evangelical Free Church small groups, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or check “care group information” on your attendance card.