Fellowship Groups: should I be involved?
Family Baptist is starting up a program called "Fellowship Groups". The purpose of these groups are to get close to God, while getting close to each other as well. After getting another family or individual as a partner, you will meet once a week to read God's word, study, and pray for our Church and those in your group. This time will be a special time of growth and fun. You may be asking your self: should I be a part? This post is to help you make that decision. Listed below are some of the awesome benefits that can come along with being a part of a Fellowship Group.
1. You'll learn more about God's word. How many times do we as Christians hear someone talking about the Bible or questioning the beliefs of the Christian faith and we don't know how to respond? So often, we find ourselves coming up short when it comes to really knowing the Bible. If we boldly say that we believe every word of God, shouldn't we know it? These classes can help us learn more about God's word and not only give us the knowledge to answer those tough questions, but to also lead someone to the Saviour with confidence.
2. You'll gain a prayer life, if you want it. One of the goals that I have for the Fellowship Groups is to promote and push prayer. Fact: Most of us don't pray like we should, myself included. We need to be encouraging each other to spend time in prayer daily. That's where the Fellowship Groups can help! Having someone there weekly to pray with is going to strengthen your own prayer life. Having someone to keep you accountable in your daily prayer life is going to cause you to pray more. If we want to be Godly Christians, we must do what it takes to start praying more! James 5:16 "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
3. You'll get closer to you fellow church members. The wonderful thing about this program is that we are going to switch partners occasionally. This is going to give everyone a chance to get to know each other better. Why not get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ better? You'd be surprised how much you don't know about those in your church!
4. It will be fun! The Christian life is a spiritual battle. Part of these groups is to help each other fight the daily battle against Satan. But the truth is, when we allow God to work in our lives, and help our fellow Christians do the same, it becomes a whole lot of fun! These Fellowship Groups will be a time of enjoyment, refreshment, and fun. You will begin to see just how awesome God is in your life and what He can do through us!
Interested in a Fellowship Group? Call 850-533-2353 for more details. The first lesson will be posted right here on July 10th.