That mysterious-obscure image

So, some of you may remember this mysterious image from last year, but I'll take a minute to explain it because I find it really helpful for my Small-Group-thinking. Essentially, this image captures a bit of what a Small Group is and does.

I stole the image from the great Jimmy Long (but I think he still has the original).

Central to a Small Group - and at the center of the image as the 'G' - is God. A Small Group without God is a hollow and empty thing.

A Small Group is a community centered on God, hence the 'C'-ring. God is present in this community. How wonderful! How amazing!

God's presence in a Small Group community provokes different responses. Small Group communities dive deep into the Bible ('B'), rejoice in who God is and what God has done through Prayer and Worship ('P & W'), and move forward into the world though Evangelism and Witness ('E & W').

That God would continue to be present in our communities, calling out our response is astounding to me. Thank you, God!

Small Group Videos

Hopes for next year?

What are you all hoping to see happen in your Small Groups next year?

For me, I'd really love to see a community develop. I'd love to see several guys grow in their faith and get involved in GCF. I'd also love to see a couple of guys become Christians.

Images of Small Groups

When you picture a
Small Group... what do you see?