When churches exceed “family size” on
Sunday morning, there is a need for small groups so members can maintain close
ties with other Christians. Every Christian needs a close-knit group of
believers who can suffer and rejoice, weep and laugh, together! It’s entirely
possible for a believer to walk into church on Sunday morning, sit alone, and
leave without ever speaking to anyone he knows or who knows him. Growth occurs
as believers are challenged to apply the Word to life and as they pray and
challenge one another to obey what they have studied together.