A Sense of Us

There are some biblical principles that are as true for small groups as for marriages, teams, partnerships, or any kind of enterprise where two or more are involved. One of the most important principles is “a Sense of Us.”

A Sense of Us means …

  • Us is always more important than me.
  • Us always makes me better.
  • There is no us without me.
  • The personality of each me makes the us … well, us.
  • Us is more than just the aggregation of more than one me.
  • A healthy marriage does not really begin and end with me, and neither do healthy groups or teams.
  • Oh, and most importantly, there is no possibility of us without Him.

And here are the10 Commandments of Us:

  1. Consider us as better than me.
  2. Bring all your me to us.
  3. Never allow me to get lost in us, but …
  4. Look not only to the interests of me, but also to the interests of us.
  5. Do not hold tightly to the rights of me.
  6. Think about us, not only me.
  7. Love us.
  8. Be an encourager of us.
  9. Build up us.
  10. Look for how God will use us to reach another me.
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Michael C. Mack founded SmallGroups.com in 1995 and served as a small-groups minister for more than 20 years in several churches. He is a writer, editor, trainer, and consultant in the areas of small groups, leadership, and discipleship. He is the author of more than 25 books and small group studies, including his latest, World's Greatest Small Group (pub. January, 2017). He regularly blogs on his ministry website at SmallGroupLeadership.com. His family is a small group that includes his wife Heidi, their four children, and their dog, Lainey. Mike is also an avid mountain biker.