What are the five purposes? Let’s find out by looking at what Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 NKJV “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” In Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Within these two Scripture references are the five purposes. Loving God is worship. Loving others both fellowship and serving. Go and make disciples is both ministry and discipleship. Observing all that Jesus taught is discipleship too. We need small group interaction because it helps us fulfill God’s purpose in and through us.
As a small group leader, your job is to help keep all five purposes balanced.
Do You Know How? Want Help?
Want to Add Some Creativity to Your Small Group? Do it with Purpose. Try the suggestions in this book: