Care Groups 关怀小组
The Bible says in Acts 2:44-47 圣经在使徒行传2:44-47 说；
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.
45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had needed.
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
What is a Care Group? 什么是关怀小组？
A Care Group comprises of a small group of youths, young adults or families who come together regularly to share their lives with one another. Throughout this sharing, group members are also nurtured in the Word of God via discussion groups and creative games.
The Care Group generally consists of between five to ten people. A leader leads each care group, which meets up once a week to learn the Word of God and worship Christ as a celebration of their salvation. The group usually meets in one of the members' home where they are encouraged to share and account to one another about their life experiences, much alike family members. The Care Group also provides an environment of prayer whereby members can pray for each other's needs.
In a normal Care Group setting, members come together and build strong friendships, also know as fellowship, with each other in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. This is usually done through the praise and worship of God as a group plus the sharing of one another's lives/struggles. The leader will then chair a discussion based on the previous weekend sermon message and encourage the group through prayers.
Why should I join a Care Group? 为什么我要参加关怀小组？
A Care Group offers you the opportunities of interacting within a community to build intimate personal relationships with other like-minded individuals. It helps you to understand the Word of God through various teachings and discussions, which are beneficial in character and leadership development. It also teaches you how to apply the Word of God into your daily living and provides you with an avenue for mentorship by a more mature Christian. With these newfound skills from Care Group, you will be able to successfully spread the Gospel to your friends and loved ones, thereby fulfilling the Great Commission as stipulated in the Bible.