Small group Bible studies are a great way to introduce your family and friends to the Bible rightly divided.
If your friends or family consider themselves Christian, knowledge of the Bible is something they value. (Polls show Christians value the Bible, but don’t read it.)
Being small means they can be personal, comfortable (if cozy makes you comortable), informal, and conversational.
That is is a group study provides a common purpose and reason for a conversation. “We’re here to study the Bible to see what it says about _____”.
That it is not a church will allow people to attend without making any committment to a mission, ministry, or doctrine.
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If you don’t have a grace church, then this is a good way to start one. If any become persuaded from your small group studies you can start a different meeting for those who desire to dig deeper and do the maturing work and ministry of a church.
Churches are started this way. They start small. Friends and family learn this way: it starts in houses.
For making all men see,
Justin “start small” Johnson