Going Deeper – 08.29.2021


08.29.2021 | REIMAGINING MISSION | Wk 3: “Groups”

Join the community and go deeper with this Bible study.


Breaking Ground

What is your most embarrassing (but funny) memory from childhood?  


The Dig

We continue our series Reimagining Mission going through E3’s mission & discipleship process. This week, reflect on the role of Groups – small, intimate communities of disciples sharing life together.

Do you believe that a small, intimate community is necessary to grow & stay healthy/whole? Why or why not? 

Read Hebrew 10:24-25 & Ephesians 4:15-16. These two passages capture several repeated themes from the New Testament about growth & community. 

What vision of growth do you see in these passages? What is the goal of growth & what does it lead to? 

Why is this growth unobtainable in isolation? In other words, why do we need others to share their experience, strength, & hope with us to successfully grow towards this vision/goal? 

Reflect on where you are currently living out (or missing out on!) this vision of growth in small, intimate community. 

Where are you currently allowing someone else to speak into an area of your life where you need to mature in Christ? 

What area/circumstance of your life are you relying on isolation, instead of inviting perspectives from others? 

Where are you currently “spurring on” others to be more loving in their good works? 

Who in your life could use some encouragement & inspiration from you in this season? 

How can your Growth Group help you find maturation in these specific areas over the next month? 


Getting Out of the Hole

During this series, reflect on where you are engaging & living out each topic of E3’s mission:

  • What does community mean to you in this season of your life? 
  • Where are you successfully engaging your group with openness, honesty, & willingness about a current struggle in your life? 
  • Where are you holding back from your group about a current struggle in your life? Why are you doing so? 
  • How can you share that area of your life with your group or a member of your group in a healthy way over this next week? 

Journal, reflect, & pray on how God might be speaking to you through this week’s teaching. Share your experience with your growth group next week!


Additional Resources*

Unstuck Church by Anthony Morgan

Postmodern Pilgrims by Leonard Sweet

Introducing Christian Mission Today by Michael Goheen



Coming Up This Week:* 

Sunday, September 5th: Join us for week 4 of our new mission series Reimagining Mission where Pastor Scott will be teaching about the role of Service in E3’s discipleship process. 

* Please see mye3.org for details.