Community Group Leader Training Manual

The gospel accounts show us that Jesus is relational. God has called us to meet one another as He has met us in Christ. Salvation is being friends with God and His people, now and for all eternity. Thus, Godʼs kingdom on earth and in heaven is expressed as community. His kingly reign is expanded as we invite people into a relationship with Him and the fellowship of the church. Community groups are simply the vehicles for helping us build this life-giving community that every person desires, and that God desires for every person. They provide a way for us to get close enough to develop the kind of relationships that make community life-giving and glorifying to God. If community is all of these things, how can a believer not be an active part of it?