We're the most connected society in history, yet we're the loneliest. Make connections that matter - join a small group. Small Groups are groups of Mungarians that meet weekly in homes, at Munger, or in the neighborhood for Bible study, prayer, and to discuss the question, “How is your life with God?”
Why are Small Groups important?
What our world needs is not more Christians, but more people who are living like Jesus. It’s possible to claim to be a Christian and even to know a lot about the Bible and still be just as racist, greedy, cowardly, and selfish as you were when you first stepped foot in a church. We think that's crazy. We want to be a church filled with people who are becoming more like Jesus every day.
The best way to learn Spanish, lose weight, quit drinking, or run a marathon is to do so in the company of a small group of other like-minded folks. The best way to become more like Jesus is no exception: it happens most powerfully in a small group.
The Power of a Simple Question.
Small Groups are structured around a simple question: “How is your life with God?” The very act of asking that simple question on a weekly basis causes you to pay more attention to your spiritual formation. Asking that one question at any particular group meeting might not seem significant, but asking that question in the presence of like-minded friends on an ongoing, weekly basis, is a practice that the Holy Spirit can use to drastically change your life. In the same way, doing a few pushups on any particular day won’t do much at all, but doing a few push-ups every day for years will make a great deal of difference. (If you'd like to know more about how our small groups are structured, check out Kevin Watson's book, The Class Meeting: Reclaiming the Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience.)
What is the format of a Small Group?
Our groups meet for an hour and a half, once a week. During the 1st half of the meeting, we do some sort of Bible study together. For the 2nd half, we reply to the question, "How is your life with God?" We then close in prayer.
How do I get in a Small Group?
It's very easy to get involved in a Small Group at Munger. Just email our Adult Ministries Director, Mary Wilson, and provide some information about yourself and what type of group you are looking to join. We will be back in touch with you about your new group as quickly as possible.
For more information, Contact Mary Wilson.