With the current trend toward 'Mega Churches', the role small groups play in the growth and maturity of Christian church members is crucial.
Plano, TX (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
Changing the Face of Christianity Inc announces the launch of a new Christian Small Group Survey The survey continues research into areas where Christian community groups struggle in fulfilling their mission to spiritually grow and mature it's members.
R. Brad White, the founder of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit, says "With the current trend toward 'Mega Churches', the role small groups play in the growth and maturity of Christian church members is crucial. A pastor or priest can preach to an entire congregation on Sunday. But the growth happens between Sundays in smaller communities. A pastor can reasonably expect to directly minister and shepherd around 100-200 people. Beyond a church that size, small groups are essential to making the large church still feel like a closely knit community. Without EFFECTIVE small groups, a mega church has little chance of growing its members."
George Feiser, senior pastor of LifePoint Church (a 4,000 member 'mega-church' located in Plano, TX) says "Our church mission is to join people seeking purpose and offer them life through Jesus Christ. Once we grew beyond 200 members, our small community groups became critical to growing our members beyond what our staff could do on our own. Small groups are where our members join together to live their purpose driven lives in Jesus Christ. I applaud Changing the Face of Christianity for the work they are doing to help Christian small groups be more effective."
The Christian small group survey probes areas like how close members feel to each other and to God, and how well its members are producing the fruit of the Spirit as defined by Galatians 5:22. The survey results will be used to plan a long term strategy of helping churches solve those challenges that most hinder Christian transformation.
Changing the Face of Christianity Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit, works to reverse negative Christian stereotypes by helping Christians become more like Jesus Christ. Helping Christians grow and mature spiritually is a critical part of accomplishing that mission.
"In addition to launching this research project, we are concurrently pilot testing a revolutionary way of 'doing' Christian small groups, that helps Christians live their faith; a sign of Christian maturity. Instead of just doing Bible study after Bible study, our small groups model gets people studying, serving, praying, praising, and enjoying their lives together. It gets people out of their church and serving their neighborhoods and communities. It helps them make a positive difference in the world we all live in.", continues R. Brad White.
People interested in participating in or learning more about this small group pilot can contact Changing the Face of Christianity using their Contact Us form or by visiting http://www.changingthefaceofchristianity.com/christian-small-group-survey/
About Changing the Face of Christianity Inc.
Changing the Face of Christianity Inc is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit Texas corporation, started in 2010 by Founder and President R. Brad White. Their mission is to reverse negative Christian stereotypes, by helping Christians to be more like Jesus Christ. Changing the Face of Christianity Inc is working to change these negative perceptions by 1) making Christians aware of the negative stereotypes inadvertently created through their words and actions, 2) by educating Christians on the issues and effective ways to change their words and actions to create a positive stereotype in the world, and 3) by assisting Christians with their spiritual growth, maturity, and transformation into Christ-likeness.
About R. Brad White, President and Founder of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc
For over half of his life, Brad was an unshakable Atheist. But after a miraculous sign from God in 2005, he shed his blind disbelief and became a believer. Brad felt called to start “Changing the Face of Christianity” in 2010′. Brad is available for interviews, radio segments, opinion pieces, guest blog articles, and commentary on our Christian faith and culture.