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Lesson One • Welcome to Growth Community!

Patrick Bicknell

This week we are going to take time to meet everyone in our group. As a Growth Community, we want to see everyone grow together in their walk with Jesus.

Introduce yourself.

  1. What was the best thing you did all summer?
  1. If you had to live on an island for three years and only could have one of the following, what would it be?
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Movie
  • Person
  • An item from your house
  • Candy
  • Song
  1. What is your favorite Bible story or verse? Why?

Read Matthew 5:14-16.

  1. What can we do as a group to invite people who are not coming to Growth Community to start attending?
  1. What are some activities we can do to make this Growth Community more of a community?
  1. What can we do to make Growth Community an excellent night each week?

Read Proverbs 27:17.

The best Growth Communities are the ones that grow in their walk with God as a group. Growth Community can become redundant and repetitive if you just show up.

  1. Do you think participation is important to God?
  1. What are some ways that we can ensure we get to experience God in our group?

Read Matthew 9:9-13.

  1. What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  1. How can people tell that you are following Jesus in your life?
  1. How did Matthew show that he was following Jesus?
  1. How do Growth Communities help you follow Jesus?
  1. What is your goal for your Growth Community this year? How can your Growth Community leaders help you accomplish this goal?
  1. How and where can your Growth Community serve together?

This year is going to be amazing!