“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” – Acts 2:42
Small Group Options
It’s my passion to introduce to you the disciple-making ministry of small groups at Raleigh Chinese Christian Church. Small groups are an extension of Christ’s shepherding through the elders, pastors, and under shepherds. These small groups exist to glorify God vertically, and provide a horizontal vehicle to practically make disciples through the mutual ministry of small groups. God made us in His image so that we might be image bearers, but mankind rebelled and we now live in a shattered image. In Christ, we are redeemed and are being restored as image bearers of Christ. The Gospel forms Christ in our lives by the Holy Spirit and through community together. We were created and saved to worship Jesus in community, who Himself exists in community (Trinity). It is our desire that our neighbors within this city are blessed by the love of Jesus through the saved, sanctified, and sent lives of our members. These small groups are centered on the Gospel with Gospel Identities (Matthew 28:18-20) from a Trinitarian Identity:
1) God the Father adopts us and makes us family in which we love one another.
2) God the Son purchased us and makes us servants to the Master, whom we joyfully serve as a foretaste of the coming Kingdom.
3) God the Holy Spirit sends us as missionaries.
Strategically, small groups count the cost by considering where people live (geography), work/ school (vocation), and play (affinity). On Sundays, we gather corporately (main service and Sunday School: Equipping) and then we scatter into small communities (small groups & fellowships). Join a small group for the sake of the Gospel, for the welfare of the city and to the Gospel visible by displaying Christ as a local church body.
Because Jesus Christ Lives,
Pastor Gary Lee