What does scripture say about spiritual Growth through small groups?
Women’s and children’s ministries flourish in practically every U.S. congregation, but few churches are able to establish or maintain a vibrant men’s ministry. For example, there are 35,000 United Methodist congregations in the U.S. but only 6,000 offer a chapter of the United Methodist Men’s Organization.
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. (Heb 10:24-25)
A men’s small group represents a group of men who come together regularly to focus on the Word, to be challenged to bring their lives in line with Biblical precepts, encourage and exhort one another, and pray for one another.
“Everybody” does men’s breakfasts. In fact, when asking about men’s ministry in churches, most leaders point to men’s breakfasts. In reality men’s breakfasts can be a create point, a capture point or as we shall see, a sustaining activity.
A list of books to reference.
Why? It is clear from the Gospels that Jesus spent a great deal of time mentoring and coaching His disciples. It is also clear that He had an especially close relationship with three of these men: Peter, James, and John.