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Enjoying Your Small Group

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Enjoying Your Small Group

  1. 1. DEVELOPING<br />RELATIONSHIPS<br />How to makethe most ofyour smallgroupexperience<br />By PBB<br />
  2. 2. Acts 2:42-47<br />42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.<br />
  3. 3. Acts 2:42-47<br />43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.<br />
  4. 4. Acts 2:42-47<br />44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.<br />
  5. 5. Acts 2:42-47<br />46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. <br />
  6. 6. DitosaRLCC<br />
  7. 7. Real LifeBible Studies<br />OutreachBible Studies<br />ShareGroups<br />
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  10. 10. HEALTH Groups<br />
  11. 11. StudyGroups<br />
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  13. 13. Fractal Teams<br />
  14. 14. THREE<br />WAYS<br />to makethe most ofyour smallgroupexperience<br />
  15. 15. 1<br />
  16. 16. It’s not easy to trust.<br />John 2:24<br />But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all men. <br />
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  18. 18. We all have our reasons not to trust.<br />Acts 9:26<br />When he (Saul) came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.<br />
  19. 19. What are some ofyour reasonsnot to trust?<br />
  20. 20. We must all learn to trust.<br />Acts 9:27<br />But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.<br />
  21. 21. Three Trust Builders<br />Communication<br />
  22. 22. Three Trust Builders<br />Caring<br />
  23. 23. Three Trust Builders<br />Crucial Events<br />
  24. 24. How’s the level of trust in your small group?<br />How can you develop more trust?<br />
  25. 25. 2<br />Wartsandall<br />
  26. 26. My Small Group<br />
  27. 27. We are all different from each other.<br />1 Corinthians 12:14<br />Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.<br />
  28. 28. DOMINANT<br />
  29. 29. INFLUENCER<br />
  30. 30. STEADY<br />
  31. 31. COMPLIANT<br />
  32. 32. God is sovereign in putting us together.<br />1 Corinthians 12:18<br />But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.<br />
  33. 33. We cannot reject anyone.<br />1 Corinthians 12:21<br />The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"<br />
  34. 34. We must learn to love each other (warts and all).<br />1 Corinthians 12:31b<br />And now I will show you the most excellent way…<br />…love (1 Cor 13)<br />
  35. 35. But conflicts will still happen<br />Romans 12:18<br />18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.<br />
  36. 36. Conflicts aregood,<br />But they canbe bad.<br />
  37. 37. How to accept one another<br />Set boundaries<br />Confront gracefully<br />Resolve conflicts peacefully<br />
  38. 38. The PEACE Process<br />P<br />Problem behavior<br />E<br />Emotions involved<br />a<br />Assessment of motives<br />c<br />Confession & forgiveness<br />e<br />Encouragement for the future<br />
  39. 39. How can youshow each otherthat you accepteach other?<br />
  40. 40. 3<br />
  41. 41. Commit your time.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  42. 42. Commit your time.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  43. 43. Commit your energy.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  44. 44. Commit your energy.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  45. 45. Commit your treasures.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  46. 46. Commit your treasures.<br />Hebrews 10:24-25<br />And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<br />
  47. 47. Grace & Mercy<br />Greater love<br />Golden rule<br />How to commit yourselffor the long run<br />
  48. 48. The P.R.O.M.I.S.E.<br />Prioritize and participate<br />Reach out and recruit<br />Obtain sufficient training<br />Maintain godliness and holiness<br />Invest in RLCC through tithing<br />Serve in the ministry together with others<br />Encourage others to fulfill the PROMISE<br />
  49. 49. Your small group experience can only be as great as your investment oftrust, acceptance andcommitment.<br />Invest yourself in your small group starting today.<br />
  50. 50. Discussion Questions<br />Are you ready to…<br />TRUST others in your small group?<br />ACCEPT them as they are?<br />COMMIT yourself to them?<br />What is hindering you from doing any of these things?<br />How can you overcome these hindrances?<br />What would you do differently starting today?<br />Pray for each other<br />Why orWhy not?<br />

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