In order to grow together in deep gospel-centered community, we have small groups at Emmanuel.
These groups are a discipleship strategy intended to help our church connect together, apply Scripture in real life situations, foster true fellowship, and develop our spiritual gifts in the context of gospel community.
- Groups are intergenerational and family integrated which means that we are choosing not to separate groups by demographics or age. We want to reflect the unifying power of the Gospel in our fellowship groups.
- Groups are sermon-based. This means that the content of our discussion will primarily be the text of Sunday morning sermons. This lets us keep a unity of doctrine and context to our growth.*
- Groups are deliberately led. Each group will be led by two couples and each group will have a deacon or pastor involved. Each meeting will involve some fellowship time with food, discussion time, and prayer time.
*Outside of the Bible these two books have influenced our small group strategy: