Care Groups: 

Why should we have small groups? 

The biblical basis for small groups is strong. The early church often met in small groups (cf. Acts 2:46, 12:12, 20:8, 20:20; Romans 16:4-5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Col. 4:5; Philemon 2) and many biblical commands given to the church seem to require them.

We are commanded in the Word to minister to one another (Hebrews 3:13, 10:24-25; Galatians 6:2; Colossians 3:16; James 5:16; 1 Peter 4:8-9; Ephesians 4:32). Small groups provide a venue whereby we can practice the one another commands. The significant biblical basis coupled with our experiences in the effectiveness of small group ministry (and with the experiences of countless other Christians throughout the world) provides a strong rationale for BCLR to pursue “the Care Group Vision.”

Our prayer is that every able member and regular attender of BCLR will view participation in a Care Group as an integral part of their privilege and responsibility as a part of the Body of Christ.