My Fresno church is starting Growth Groups to encourage deliberate Christian fellowship (as opposed to just spending time together with hobbies, like karate in my case). Most groups will be focusing on responding to the week's sermon. We'll commit to 10 weeks together as a group, and then take a few weeks off and either rejoin the same group or try moving to a different one. Mine this quarter is geared toward singles in their 20's and 30's.
This morning's sermon was the final of the three-part message on connectedness. It asked the questions:
Are you experiencing Christian fellowship?
Are you letting others know the real you?
Are you spending your time wisely? (e.g., Mary or Martha)
Are you allowing others to serve you?
Are you being intentional about your spiritual growth?
These are some very convicting questions for me. I'm hesitant but excited for the new opportunity.