SMALL GROUPS

Seeing that it is God’s desire and expectation that all of us move forward on our journey towards spiritual growth. At Huron Park we are intentionally creating opportunities for everyone to grow and reach their fullest potential. There are four important opportunities at HPBC that help us to connect with God and others, learn from God and others and serve God by serving others. Each opportunity has its benefits and drawbacks; yet each is important if you, and this church community, are to reach your fullest potential in Christ. However, small groups are one opportunity that we would like you to consider entering into especially if you have not attended a group for a while. See why...


A) SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP


Positives

  • Varied messages from the word that encourage and challenge us as we
    enter into a new week and be a light into the world
  • Connecting with most of the church family in one location
  • Low commitment
  • Worshiping together

Drawbacks to Spiritual Growth

  • Message is aimed towards all people from non-believers to solid believers,
    therefore the message is not able to get into important deeper studies
  • No accountability to apply teaching
  • No opportunity for discussion or asking questions

B) SELF-GUIDED LEARNING (READING BOOKS, LISTENING TO DVD’S ETC.


Positives

  • Can do it on my own time at my own place
  • Can learn at my own pace and level
  • Can choose topic from a wide variety of options

Drawbacks to Spiritual Growth

  • No connection

  • No opportunity for discussion or asking questions

  • No accountability to apply teaching

  • Can let learning slide for awhile due to busyness of life or other circumstances

C) MENTORING/ ONE-ON-ONE DISCIPLESHIP


Positives

  • Can learn at my own pace and level
  • Great accountability
  • Excellent opportunity for discussion and questions
  • Can choose topic from a wide variety of options

Drawbacks to Spiritual Growth

  • Connection with only one person
  • Time needs to coordinate with discipler

D) SMALL GROUPS


Positives

  • Can give input to pace & level of learning
  • Opportunity for accountability and encouragement
  • Excellent opportunity for discussion and questions
  • Can give input to topic
  • Connection with others
  • Larger perspective of learning
  • Smaller community that supports one another through life

Drawbacks to Spiritual Growth

  • My time needs to coordinate with group meeting

In actuality the best option is to be involved with all 4 venues, but as you can see the small group option along with Sunday morning offers amazing benefits.