Community, the sharing life with others, is challenging at best. It is purposeful and intentional. It can be difficult and often involves a lot of effort. So, why do it?
Alsbury has made community an important part of our culture. Our intention is to closely model the first century church. The second chapter of Acts defines the Jerusalem church as a place of devotion, a place without need, and a place of shared life experiences. The members were persons of differing culture, nationality, age, social level, language and race. So many differences and yet such a perfect picture of a unity that only comes through shared faith in Christ. The level of community that was gained within the Jerusalem church can only be achieved as we devote ourselves to the study of God’s Word and as we share in more of life’s experiences with one another.
It begins with intentional connection within small groups.
We have chosen to structure our adult small groups after the pattern of community found in the early church. Alsbury adult small groups are made up of persons of differing culture, nationality, age, social level, language and race. The best way to find your fit is to explore the options. Those options include the type of Bible study; verse-by-verse, book study, or topical study. Also, options may center upon the type of ministries in which a small group is involved, the size of the group, or the time the group meets.
This truly is the desire of the leadership in our church; that each and every person will experience their greatest days as a Christ-follower while sharing life within the community of faith known as Alsbury Baptist Church.
To find out more about Small Groups at Alsbury, I encourage you to contact: