Small Groups @ EBC are fellowships through faith groups where subsets of our church body gather together to study the Bible and discuss its everyday impact on their lives. It is our hope that each person who enters the EBC community will be connected to a Small Group and as a result grow closer to a group of people who are also trying to grow in their relationships with Christ and who will help them along their Christian journey!
Living in a world where we are constantly overwhelmed with thoughts, messages and ideas that are contrary to the word of God means that we must be intentional about combating those messages with the word of God and that we have people in our lives that will encourage us not to grow weary in doing what is right. (Galatians 6:9)
The idea of Small Groups, like everything we do at Emmanuel, is biblically based and comes from this description of New Testament believers that we get in Acts, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together...they broke bread in their homes and ate together...and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." (Acts 2:42, 44, 46-47)
We would love for you to join a Small Group @ EBC because as we grow larger as a church, we also desire to grow smaller through Small Groups, so that at no time does anybody get " lost in the shuffle" at Emmanuel. Through Small Groups, you will develop a more meaningful and consistent prayer life by learning how to pray with and for other members of your group. Additionally, it will give you an opportunity to develop a supportive network of friends and church family that you can talk to and socialize with outside of EBC. It is our belief that as we grow, healthy small groups and healthy followers of Christ, then in turn, we are also building a healthy church that can help to change, impact and transform the world through the message of Jesus Christ! Come check out a Small Group and make a decision that may forever change your life!
For more information about Small Groups @ EBC, please contact:
Rev. Shareka Newton
Telephone: 718-622-1107 ext. 25