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 Student Café - Contact Micah Godsey
High School - meet in the Student Café - Contact Codi Schutz
Young Adults - Led by Jeremy Gardner in Room 103 - Contact Jeremy Gardner
Young Marrieds - Led by Jay & Jennifer Nelson in Room 110 - Contact Jay Nelson
Ladies - Led by Elizabeth Wilson in Room 104 - Contact Elizabeth Wilson
20s-30s - Led by Jared & Carolann Whitson in Room 102 - Contact Jared Whitson
30s-50s - Led by Daryl & Tammy Sanders in Room 111 - Contact Daryl Sanders
30s-40s - Led by Brandon & Trish Burdett in Room 101 - Contact Brandon Burdett
40s-50s - Led by Steve Hill in Room 106 - Contact Steve Hill
30s-50s - Led by Rogey & Staci Wilson in Room 112 - Contact Rogey Wilson
50s+ - Led by David & Dawn Wilkerson in Room 107 - Contact David Wilkerson
Everyday Theology (Why We Believe What We Believe & Why It Matters) - Led by Chris McGowan in Room 109 - Contact Chris McGowan
Sunday Morning - 10:00a
Single/Married 50s-70s - in the Chapel Fellowship Hall - Contact Jeff Ayers
Chapel Small Group - Led by AJ Cannon & Gary Helton in the Chapel- Contact Jeff Ayers
Wednesday Evening - 6:30p
Core Classes - Led by Jeremy Gardner in TBD - Contact Jeremy Gardner
*Small groups and Wednesday night activities are not held when Henry County Schools are not in session.