How do you take your coffee? Do you know certain people well enough to be familiar with how they take theirs?
People are looking for a place where they belong - where they are known. There’s a certain comfort in having leaders who know and believe in you. As leaders we should aspire to really get to know the people God sends our way. We should aspire to know them to the point where they are comfortable sharing their struggles and successes.
Maybe even get to know how they take their coffee…
In Acts 2:46-47 the believers, “worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s supper and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their group those who were being saved.”
What an awesome picture of reaching people through small groups! A coach recently shared a testimony of a lady who was attending a small group. She was amazed at the love and the bond the people shared, and she got born again during one of the meetings! That is New Testament evangelism at it’s best! Small groups provide the perfect opportunity to get to know someone deeply and lead them to a life-giving relationship with Christ.
In the superficial world we are all living in, there are a lot of people out there looking to meet someone who truly cares about them, who is even interested in the little things like how they take their coffee. I have a question for you. Who has God sent to you? Do you take the time to find out what is going on in their lives and share the hope they have in Christ? In this fast paced world, that’s the challenge isn’t it? Small groups give the perfect setting to complete that challenge!