Small groups can be an important way to get connected with your church and stay connected. At Pathway, we hold to the following small group goals.
1. Know and serve one another persistently.
(1 Thessalonians 2:7–8; Hebrews 3:12–13)
Week-in and week-out, we will work to know each other more and more deeply — sharing our hearts and lives, praying for one another, asking questions, and helping each other through difficult times.
2. Depend on the Lord prayerfully.
(Philippians 4:6–7; Hebrews 4:14–16)
Prayer will be the regular, visible engine of our community. When we’re alone and when we’re together, we will be a people of prayer — always adoring, always confessing, always thanking, always asking.
3. Meet God through his word faithfully.
(Psalm 19:9–11; 2 Peter 1:3–4)
The Bible will play a central role in our community because it holds the words of life. We read faithfully, meaning regularly and with the eyes of faith. We read expectantly, anticipating God to speak and move each time we open His book.
4. Rest in the gospel confidently.
(Romans 8:1, 32, 37–39; 1 Corinthians 15:1–4)
Everything we think, say, and do as a small group stands on the firm foundation of the gospel. We want our relationships, our meetings, and our ministry together to be shaped by and soaked with the gospel.
5. Work out our salvation joyfully.
(Philippians 2:11–13; Galatians 5:1, 13, 25)
Lastly, we are committed to living more and more like Christ. Week-by-week we will be identifying areas of weakness or failure, receiving forgiveness because of the finished work of Christ, and then working together for change.