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10:00 am

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Sovereign Grace Church Pasadena

1530 E. Elizabeth St.

Pasadena, CA 91104

 

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Community Groups: Mutual Care

mutual care
Community Groups: Mutual Care

You might have noticed that many of us slip up and call Community Groups “Care Groups.” This is because for many years that’s what we called them - and it’s one of the four main goals of our small group ministry. It’s a place where every member can give and receive care. 

Community Groups are the context where we “carry each other’s burdens, and fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2)

It’s a place where we carry out the “one another’s” of Scripture. There are dozens of them, but here are a few to get you started.

  • Be of the same mind with one another (Rom. 12:6)
  • Accept one another (Rom 15:7)
  • Love one another (Jn. 13:24)
  • Through love, serve one another (Gal. 5:13)
  • Be devoted to one another in love (Rom. 12:10)
  • Regard one another as more important than yourselves (Ph. 2:3)
  • Bear one another’s burdens. (Gal 6:2)
  • Speak truth to one another. (Eph. 4:25)
  • Comfort one another (1Th. 4:18)
  • Encourage and build up one another (1Th. 5:11)
  • Spur one another on to love and good deeds. (Heb. 10:24)
  • Pray for one another. (Jas 5:16)
  • Be hospitable to one another (1Pe 4:9)

All these things are tough to do on a Sunday morning as we dash in and out. We need a context to put our obedience to these commands into practice. It’s easy to feel left out in a big crowd on Sunday mornings. That’s why we do community groups - to provide every member a chance to get plugged in and receive personal care.

Community groups are where we give and receive care in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Help with moving
  • Visits to the hospital
  • Meals when you’ve been sick, injured or had a baby
  • Baby Showers
  • Celebrating birthdays and milestones with friends
  • Hanging out during the week: dinners together, going out for coffee, sports events
  • Having book groups or Bible studies
  • Praying for each other regularly

Sound appealing? Click HERE to find out how to choose a community group!