Although the word "church" in the 21st century typically denotes a building where people gather together for the worship of God and teaching of His word, the origin of the church looked different than what we see today. Jesus did much of His teaching in intimate group settings outdoors or synagogue's around Israel; and the early church met in people’s houses where they were able to share meals together and linger in conversation.
Community Groups at HGC offer a safe place for people to engage in healthy spiritual dialog. Because relationships take time to develop, Community Groups help people within the body of Christ grow in these relationships which lead to support, growth, accountability, friendship, and encouragement. Scripture says, “woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecc. 4:10).
Although Christians can grow in their spiritual walk apart from intimate groups, our hope is for the church family to “stir up one another to love and good works” (Heb. 10:24). Years of church history show those involved with smaller groups where God’s word is taught, prayer happens, and life is shared, these believers tend to grow deepest in their love for Christ.
Therefore, we encourage each person to join one of the several groups offered in and around the city of Fort Wayne. Truly, this is where life happens!
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