My most meaningful times of life change have occurred in small gatherings where two or three of us shared our hearts freely, prayerfully and sought God through the Scriptures. God was there in our midst!
The missional discipleship practices of the early church are seen in the Scriptures with small groups of dedicated friends. Paul’s relationship with Titus changed a nation. Timothy’s spiritual ’sonship’ with Paul led to multitudes of churches. Lydia’s hospitality at her kitchen table led to a planting movement in Phlippi.
In the life of Jesus we see him spending time with the 12, and often with the 3. There we see brotherly affection and heart transformation that cannot occur exclusively in larger settings.
Who is your Paul, and who is your Timothy? There God will be in your midst.