When Christians come together, either1-1, in small groups or as a congregation of believers, God has set certain expectations of his followers as joint members of the body of Christ whenever they gather in any of those settings. But often in the small group context our focus can be come inwardly oriented. Our focus can centre on ‘our’ expectations, on what ‘we’ may hope or expect of the group, or of the groupleader – will I have a great leader?will I learn from the studies? Will I like those in my group? Will I be looked after and cared for?
There is nothing inherently wrong with those hopes o rconcerns, but the question is – are they the primary concerns that make up what the scriptures outline as God’s purposes when we meet together? If not, what are those purposes and how should we fulfil them?Back to resources