Jan Boss, Director of Spiritual formation
Community Reformed Church tries to provide time and space for all types of groups to help people connect and grow. Life change in small groups should be the norm. In the proper environment, average people come alongside other average people in redemptive ways
Small Groups are made up of 8-14 people meeting regularly for fellowship, study, and sharing.. We currently have 18 active group made up of all ages of adults, which meet on many different nights.
Three on Three Groups: 3 people meet weekly to study scripture, share, and pray. Each group meets weekly for approximately an hourGroups of 2 or 3 (4th person is the beginning of a second group and
multiplication is imminent).Groups are NOT co-edThere is no curriculum, workbook or training involved. There is no leader needed in the group.Only three tasks are to be accomplished:
a. Sin is confessed to one another in mutual accountability.
b. Scripture is read receptively, in entire context and in community.
(24 – 31 chapters a week, and the same chunk is repeated each
week until everyone has read it in it’s entirety in one week)
c. People are prayed for strategically, specifically and continuously.
Sample Questions How did you do with your reading this week? How have you experienced God in your life this week? What is God teaching you through the reading? How are you responding to His prompting? Was there anything you did this week that disappointed God?
WHY WE NEED SMALL GROUPSSmall group members comfort one another. Everyone has something to teach. Small groups provide a safe environment for confession. Confession is the primary pathway to community. Small groups provide close companions. People to share life with.Small group fellowship teaches us to listen. Small group interaction shows us how much we can learn and grow as we simply listen. Small group fellowship incites laughter. When we’re tired, sad, or pressured, friends make us laugh.Small group relationships give meaning to our pain. Knowing that our suffering blesses others turns our sufferings into a ministry.
Some of our small groups are studying - "Not a Fan".