t SPBC, we encourage our members to be involved in a small group. A small group is a group of 8 to about 15 members who have committed to meet together regularly outside of our regular Sunday church gatherings.
The point of these groups is Christian growth. Ideally, a small group provides an environment where, together, church members can grow in the grace of Christ, helping one another to not be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin (2 Pet. 3:18; Heb. 4:12-14).
We intend our small groups to be:
- We don’t tend to divide small groups based on peoples’ age, stage of life or any other demographic. Rather, we love to see people from many different generations, occupations and life stages all in the same small group.
- In this way, a small group is a micro of the macro. That is, a small group is a reflection of the larger congregation.
- Usually, people attend a small group that is nearest to their home. This helps foster the multigenerational aspect.
- Small groups meet at least every other week.
- God gifts every member of his church in some way. As members, it is our privilege to use those gifts to “serve one another” (Gal. 5:13). We know that not everyone has gifts that are fully utilized in the weekly gathering of the church. However, being a part of a small group provides relationships and a great environment in which to use our gifts in organic ways.
This is the typical format of a small group meeting:
- Food and fellowship
- Bible study (or sermon review and discussion)
Currently, we have small groups meeting in Ashburn, Bluemont, Chantilly, Falls Church, Herndon, Reston and Sterling. If you are interested in visiting or joining a small group, please contact Mike Jones