When we look at the book of Acts we see a church that didn’t just meet together for corporate celebration but met together in homes throughout the community. Acts 2:42 tells us that the church devoted themselves not just to the principles and practices of Christian living, but to fellowship. Literally, they partnered together in life, encouraging and supporting each other, enjoying life together, meeting each other’s needs, and figuring out life’s challenges together.
As a result of this combination of devoting themselves to the teaching of the Apostles, corporate worship and fellowship they developed an unquenchable passion for the Lord that led to more people coming to know the love, power and forgiveness of Jesus. It’s this picture of church that we desire to pursue. We want to be a “vibrant community, passionately modeling Jesus”. Our Small Groups play an important part in our desire to become the church we read about in the book of Acts.
At TFRC our Small Group Ministry takes a variety of shapes, but primarily exists through what we call 4 x 4’s for men and Heart to Hearts for women. These are groups of three or four men or women who meet weekly, at various times, in various places, for fellowship, accountability, and growth.