Cherrydale Baptist Church
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
To love God and people above all else
Small Group Vision
Cherrydale affirms the central role of biblical community in a believer’s spiritual formation in Christ(Ephesians 4:11-25; Hebrews 3:12-13). An important venue to pursue biblical community at Cherrydale is through participation in a small group.
The primary focus of Cherrydale’s Small Groups is supporting one another in our spiritual formation in Christ. Small Groups provide an excellent setting for spiritual formation because God intends for believers to grow spiritually in the context of a committed community that is working to apply the implications of the gospel in every area of their lives (Rom 8:28–29; Heb 3:12–13; Gal 6:1–5).
A deeper understanding of the gospel call to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) will cause believers to look outward. Therefore, Cherrydale small groups also focus on sharing the glorious message of the gospel with non-Christian family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and new acquaintances. Groups pray for one another, brainstorm together, and hold one another accountable to this end. Our groups also adopt a Cherrydale missionary to pray and care for. This provides us with an opportunity to love them well and to keep our minds fixed on the global extent of God’s purposes. For more information on how small groups seek to intentionally make disciples click here.
The Cherrydale family attempts to identify groups for people as close as possible to where they live. This enables the Body to care for one another well, live out their faith with other believers in their own communities, and to share the gospel in their community together. We currently have mixed groups as well as both men’s and women’s groups.
We hope you will join us as we seek to know God intimately, grow together in Christ-likeness and go in the power of the Spirit!
For more information about the Small Groups, contact Pastor Tom Oostdyk.
Click here for Map of Small Groups.