What Is A Home Group?
The home was the primary place for ministry in the early church as believers met together in small groups from “house to house” (Acts 2:46). There, the first believers devoted themselves to the “apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). The result was “the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).
The home is still the primary meeting place for the church that seeks to unleash believers for ministry in one another’s lives and into the community reaching the unsaved for Christ.
Home is where families live and grow. It is a place of love and caring – a place where the deepest of relationships are knit together. This describes the very nature of the Home Group ministry.
The Home Group may be defined as a small “family” gathering where the participants meet together regularly to build up and encourage one another in Christ. Together they study the Word of God and apply its teaching to their lives. They experience the ministry of the Holy Spirit as they love and care for one another. Healthy small groups combine evangelism, spiritual nurture, and calling to service.