Here is an email i received from heather, a friend and Summit Church family member. Had to share it with you to encourage you that God is alive and actively working through the body of Christ. Be encouraged. Happy Monday.
I know I’ve told you before how much I love my small group, but I feel like I really need to let you know again how awesome they are. This weekend, we had an incredible time of fellowship, study, prayer, and even worshipping in song (thanks to some ridiculously talented members of our small group!). It probably helps that the sermon this weekend really set us up for some great discussion, and the small group guide asked some great questions to help guide the discussion, but we just spent some phenomenal time digging into the Word and being completely blown away anew by who God is. I think we all came away from our time together with a new sense of awe and wonder of Christ. Our discussion felt like an act of worship to me, and I am so thankful for a group where I think we all feel free to share, question, learn, and grow together. I am so thankful for a group that spurs me on and challenges me to grow in my relationship with the Lord. I am so thankful for the accountability that I receive from them. I am thankful for a body that I know will be there for one another through joys and trials. I’m not sure if I should even say this, but I feel like my small group is church for me. I love Sunday mornings and wouldn’t trade the teaching and corporate worship and fellowship for anything! But I feel like my small group is where the rubber hits the road.
And the thing I love most is that this isn’t just my response after one really great time together. This is consistently my response as I leave small group week after week. For a year and a half, even as the dynamics of our group have changed as we have planted new small groups and welcomed new friends into ours, my small group continues to be one of the greatest blessings in my life.
So thank you for continually pointing us to small groups as the place where community, discipleship, discipline, counseling, WORSHIP, and everything that goes into being a part of the Body of Christ happens