A Vision for Small Groups

September 23, 2018 Preacher: Chris Ritter Series: Life Together

Topic: Small Groups Scripture: Ephesians 4

A Vision for Small Groups

Ephesians 4


V. 1-16:  God’s definition of a good church

  1. Good churches are united about Jesus as Lord (v. 3-7, 13)
  2. Good churches are driven by the gospel (v. 1-3)
  3. Good churches see everyone involved in ministry (v. 11-12)
  4. Good churches speak the truth in love (v. 15)


V. 17-32:  A portrait of growing disciples in healthy church relationships

  1. Growing disciples put off the old self and put on the new self (v. 17-24)
  2. Growing disciples speak the truth while giving grace (v. 25, 29)
  3. Growing disciples live out the gospel together (v. 32)


What is a Harvest Small Group?

-Discipleship in Community

-Soul Care


What does a Harvest Small Group Do?

Small Group Meetings:

-Large Group Discussion

-Small Group Questions

-Pre-Approved Curriculum


-Men’s/Women’s Breakout


Small Group Life 

Stay connected

Participate in outreach

Serve one another

Serve together


Who can be a Small Group Leader?

Any member of Harvest who completes basic training can become a Small Group Leader


Basic Training consists of 4 parts:

-Brief Online Application

-Attend one 3-hour “Becoming a Small Group Leader” Class

-Receive a Small Groups Coach

-Recruit at least 4 other people and launch your group


Where do we need groups?

West Roseville







What do we do about kids in small groups?

Harvest has 5 different “types” of groups as it pertains to children


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