|Wrightsville Beach, NC|
I often tell people who visit a church that coming to worship services is a great place to start. You can get an idea of what the people are like, find out if they are friendly and make sure the Bible is being proclaimed through worship and preaching from the pulpit. However, the best way to truly experience a church is by plugging into a Bible Study Small Group. Small Groups allow you to connect with people and that is the goal of the church, to connect with God and connect with people. The above picture was taken this summer during our mini-vacation and serves as a great illustration. One can stand on the beach and look at the majesty of the ocean and the power of the waves. The only way to truly experience the ocean is by jumping in.
I can attest to the power of a small group. As a teenager, I could not believe that there were students my age that actually loved God and wanted to show me how to do the same. Now as a adult I am doing that for others. I love teaching our "Riding The Waves" Young Adult Small Group. Just last week we went tailgating to a Clemson Game.
|Riding The Waves Small Group Tailgating at the Clemson vs UNC Game|