"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10: 23-25
The Lord created our bodies' natural cells as the foundation of life, growth and health. So, too, in the spiritual sense we use the same principle to reproduce and grow His spiritual life through small groups in His Church. His word provides the most compelling argument for small groups.
Love in Action is our small group ministry within Bloomington Living Hope. The use of small groups to achieve various aspects of growth and unity has proven to be successful and popular in many congregations around our country. It is not a new concept; it is not a new approach. It is one that is encouraged by Jesus Christ. It is also one that has been in use in various forms at our Living Hope Church almost since its very beginning.
His Word tells us to help and encourage one another and to achieve this by meeting together. The direction is not limited to total congregational meetings on Sunday mornings, but it extends into our everyday life and personal relationships with fellow Christians.
His Word talks about Christians striving to achieve:
- Fellowship, friendship, encouragement and communications
- Nurturing and supporting each other
- Service to the Lord through service to his church and his people
- Spiritual growth through prayer and study of His Word
- Growth in numbers
These are also the goals that were identified to guide our Love in Action small groups. Each of our members has been assigned to a Love in Action team. They meet together for social occasions, to serve His church, to nurture each other, and to pray and study His word.
For more information about this ministry please contact the church office (952-888-2475).