Small Groups at Sharon
Why Small Groups? - God himself is in a community of three persons in one—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who exist in perfect unity. Genesis 2:18 states: "It is not good for man to be alone." This passage is often used in the context of marriage, but it also speaks to our fundamental need to connect with others in the human community. What is striking about this statement is that God makes it before the Fall. There's no sin yet and no disobedience; man is in perfect intimacy with God. And yet, God declares that man is alone and that it is not good. The church community as a whole is meant to help fill that need, but the call also exists for more intimate, transparent relationships built around the gospel--small groups give us a chance to follow that call and to meet that need for intimate, Biblical community.
The Purpose of Small Groups - Acts 2:42-47 gives us a great picture of the early church and the components of Biblical community. These believers engaged in life together through teaching, fellowship, communion, prayer, radical generosity, and corporate worship. They spent time together eating, learning, celebrating, proclaiming the Good News, and supporting each other. Small groups should mirror this community in order for the church as a whole to live up to the calling of the Body of Christ.
Small Groups on Mission - Matthew 28:19-20 mandates that every follower of Christ is on mission to "go and make disciples of all nations." Jesus gave this instruction to all his followers, both as individuals and as the body of Christ. We, as a small group and as a church, bear collective witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.
Ultimately, small groups are a way of living out our purpose, both as individuals and as a collective group of believers—to be the church. We share a common foundation of faith and God has called us to live out the implications of that faith in a relational community, in the context that we call small groups.
sMALL GROUP OPTIONS & mAP
Sunday Morning - 11:30a*
Middle School - meet in the Brick House - Contact Codi Schutz
High School - meet in the Student Café - Contact Greg McGaha
Young Marrieds - Led by Jay & Jennifer Nelson in Room 110 - Contact Jay Nelson
20s - 30s - Led by Jeremy & Meredith Gardner in Room 111 - Contact Jeremy Gardner
30s - 40s - Led by Brandon & Trish Burdett in Room 109 - Contact Brandon Burdett
30s - 50s - Led by Rogey & Staci Wilson in Room 112 - Contact Rogey Wilson
40s - 60s - Led by David & Dawn Wilkerson in Room 107 - Contact David Wilkerson
Single/Married 50s-70s - Led by Diane Hatcher in the Chapel Fellowship Hall - Contact Diane Hatcher
Bible Study Led by Dr. Robert Rohm in the Chapel- Contact Jeff Ayers
Wednesday Evening - 7:00p*
Women's Bible Study - Led by Meredith Gardner in room 110 - Contact Meredith Gardner
Everyday Theology - Led by Chris McGowan in room 107
Sermon Q&A - Led by Jeremy Gardner in Room 112 - Contact Jeremy Gardner
*Small groups and Wednesday night activities are not held when Henry County Schools are not in session.