Why Is It Important For Me To Belong To A Rolling Hills Community Group? Community Groups have one purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why community groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Acts 2:46 “And they, continued daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart…”
Acts 5:42 “Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.”
Ten Benefits of Community Groups
1. It Promotes The Most Effective Method Of Evangelism–Relationship Evangelism
Acts 20:24 (NCV), “The most important thing is that I complete my MISSION, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me – to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.”
2. People Are Empowered In Community Groups To Do More Than They Ever Thought They Could.
Titus 3:14, “Our people must learn to spend their time doing good, and providing for real needs; they should not live useless lives.”
3. Vast Numbers Of People In The Congregation Are Developed Into Leaders Through Community Group Ministry.
4. Individuals In The Community Group Are IDENTIFIED (who they are, what they need, what gifts they possess) And Acknowledged (what they accomplish for Christ and others).
5. People Are Affirmed And Encouraged. They receive that little extra loving nudge that says, “You can make it.”
1 Thess. 5:10-11 (NCV), “Jesus died for us so that we can live together with him…So encourage each other and give each other strength.”
1 Peter 3:8 (LB), “You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts.”
6. The Community Group Is Edified Through The Word, Fellowship, And Relationships. Each member is given an opportunity for leadership development.
7. Mentoring Occurs, With A Heart-To-Heart Transmission Of Information And Values.
Prov. 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (NIV) “Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other” (CEV)
8. Serving And Ministry Gifts Are Exercised In The CommunityGroup.
Eph. 4:12, “Equip the saints for the work of ministry…”
1 Cor. 7:7b, “Each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that…”
9. Community Groups Provide A Place For New Believers To Grow In Christlikeness, Learning To Possess Character Qualities Such As, Humility, Serving, And Forgiveness.
10. Community Groups Provide For Accountability In The Church.