A. Worship and Prayer together:
Worship and prayer were part of the agenda of the small groups in the early church. Their worship was both formal (in the temple courts) and informal (in the homes) (Acts 2:46). Their attitude in worship was one of glad and sincere hearts which praised God (vv. 46–47) in songs and prayer. As disciples of Christ, we should come together to worship and pray in homes too.
The disciples were devoted to the apostles’ teaching (2:42). They received their spiritual food needed for healthy Christian growth, growth into the likeness of Christ (Eph 4:13). As they began to understand the Scriptures and saw all that God had done for them, they responded in thanksgiving to God. Beginning to comprehend all God desired of them, they were united together both in small groups as well as in corporate prayer, asking God to change them to be more like Jesus and to change their neighbors who were not believers to receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
The disciples were devoted to warm fellowship (2:44-45). They felt a sense of belonging to one another. They welcomed one another and were accountable to one another.
The outcome of life in fellowship is that we are knitted together in love and built up as whole people (Eph 4:12–16). This happens as we exercise our spiritual gifts, share needs, confess sins and faults, bear one another’s burdens, encourage one another, listen with care and intercede for one another in prayer.
Ministry and mission work must go hand in hand. We serve one another in the church ministry and we go out to engage the world like Jesus did. Mission work starting from our own “Jerusalem” (loved ones, school mates, colleagues, etc), then Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth (2:43-47). We exist to share Christ’s love to the lost world. We are Christ’s avenue to reach out in love to individuals and to engage the society.
Where and When do Discipleship Groups meet?
DGs meet either in church or homes on a rotating basis. Some DGs meet typically weekly, other DGs meet once every two weeks or three weeks.
Why are all strongly encouraged to be part of a Discipleship Group?
For mutual Christian edification, encouragement and accountability. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25.
How Do I Go about Joining a Discipleship Group?
If you are interested in joining a Discipleship Group, starting a new Discipleship Group or simply finding out more about Discipleship Groups, please contact Elder Chua Hung Choo or Pastor Eddy, or just call Zion Serangoon BP Church office at 62841987.