Why does commitment matter in small group?

We want every small group member to embrace eight commitments. These commitments are based on the biblical mandate of mutual ministry, which is the driving force behind small groups. While every group has its own dynamics, these commitments are intended to set clear expectations and increase ownership among each small group member. Since healthy groups thrive on participation, having clear commitments is a critical starting point for every small group. Healthy small groups consist of members who strive to live out all eight commitments.

1. SPIRITUAL GROWTH

I will pursue spiritual growth and encourage my group as they grow in their walk with Christ.

2. CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS

I will be present and make it a priority to know and stay connected with the people in my group.

3. ACCEPT OWNERSHIP

I will look for big and small ways to contribute and care for needs that come up in my group.

4. BE AUTHENTIC

I will trust, be transparent and strive to be open while maintaining respect and confidentiality in my group.

 5. EMBRACE ACCOUNTABILITY

I will invite my group to speak into my life while extending grace to my group.

6. CELEBRATE GROWTH

I will encourage and celebrate when God is working in the lives of my group.

7. SERVE TOGETHER

I will serve with my group and look for ways to be a witness for Christ.

8. MULTIPLY MINISTRY

I will be open to new members and as we grow, we will multiply to advance God’s work so more people can experience what we have experienced.

Common QuestionsFall 2019