While attendance on Sunday morning is very vital to church life, it is at home bible studies where we find a more intimate environment where people can connect, share, ask questions, learn and pray for one another. God calls us to grow as believers and not just remain stagnant. Therefore our GROW groups are designed to facilitate growth in our lives.
The acrostic for GROW is outlined to demonstrate our purpose:
God: At GROW groups we want to provide stimulating studies that challenge us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christian growth begins with a proper knowledge of who God is. If we are not growing in knowing him we will not grow spiritually.
Relationships: Just as it is vital to grow in our relationship with God, it is equally important that we grow in our relationships with one another. The whole emphasis of the New Testament church is the unity believers share in Christ. We are to love one another, pray for one another, encourage one another and build up one another.
Obedience: Another essential component to Christian growth is that we grow in our obedience to God’s word. Our home meetings help build accountability and challenge us to live in conformity to God’s Word. When we are obedient to God’s Word we are in essence walking by faith.
Witness: As our lives are being transformed and renewed by the Spirit, we are being prepared by God to be his witnesses in this world proclaiming the life changing gospel in both our words and deeds. Our GROW group are meant to prepare us to go into the world and influence the culture and society around us.
We currently have two home bible studies in Yonkers. If you are interested in participating, feel free email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on times and locations.