Why should I be a part of a small group or Sunday School class? My answer is, why not? In a Sunday School class, you are afforded the opportunity to gather with a small group of people, centered around God’s Word to accomplish His mission. Here are three reasons why you should be a part of a small group or Sunday School class that meets regularly.
It’s About People – When you join a class or group, it provides you the opportunity to connect with other people. You can pray for, encourage, listen to, share with, minister to other people. As well, they can provide the same for you. When you hear the term, “do life together”; that is what it means. Sunday School and Small groups are about people like you and me.
It’s About God’s Word – Every class or group should be centered around and focused on a discussion about God’s Word. It is the source of the information we need to live the Christian life. Every time we gather together to study and discuss God’s Word; God can change lives. Transformed lives is the primary reason for Sunday School and/or Small Groups.
It’s About Accomplish God’s Purpose – A small group of people, meeting regularly and working together to accomplish God’s unique plan for them in their community and in their lives. A regular, consistent group of people gathered around God’s Word can be equipped, encouraged and engaged in making a difference in the lives of those they interact with every week in the world in which they live. Together we can make a difference.
There are so many more reasons why you should be a part of a Sunday School class or small group. Just know that you need a class or group that meets regularly for the purpose of caring for one another, centered around God’s Word, and engaged in making a difference in our world. Not only that, a lot of people you meet and see every day need something like that too. Why not invite them to join you and let’s do life together.
Join a class or group today.
Sean Keith is the Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Sean has free resources available at www.louisianabaptists.org/churchgrowth and www.revseankeith.com. Follow me on twitter @revseankeith.