At Christ Church Rolesville we see Small Groups as an essential part of our fellowship. We ask all of our members to be in a small group, because we think it is within this context that members of the church are given the best opportunities to practice true Christian Community.
What does that mean? What is “true Christian Community”? It is community that is lived out within the framework that scripture provides for our relationships with other Christians. Scripture is full of commands about how we are supposed to interact with each other.
Here are some examples:
Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. -Mark 9:50
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. -John 13:34
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. -Romans 12:10
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. -Romans 15:7
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. -Galatians 6:2
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. -Ephesians 4:25
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. -Colossians 3:16
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. -1 Thessalonians 5:11
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. -Hebrews 3:13
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, -Hebrews 10:24
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. -James 5:16
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. -1 Peter 4:9