In Acts 2:42, the church devoted itself to the Apostles’ doctrine, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. At Cedar Heights Baptist Church, we recognize the importance of this, and this is what Acts 2:42 Home Groups are all about—small communities caring for one another.
Why Acts 2:42 Groups?
“When we look at the early church we get a picture of small communities of people who followed Jesus together. The Book of Acts, especially Acts 2:42-47, gives us a great picture of the early church and the components of biblical community, which encompassed both the ‘temple courts’ and ‘house to house.’
“These believers engaged in life together through teaching, fellowship, communion, prayer, radical generosity, and corporate worship. They spent time together eating, learning, celebrating, proclaiming the Good News, and supporting each other. It was a place where people loved, forgave, served, bore burdens, encouraged, exhorted, prayed, equipped, spoke truth in love, confessed sins, and treated each other as precious members of one body.”
-Caroline Taketa, excerpted from Making a Case for Small Groups
“‘Community’ is deeply grounded in the nature of God. It flows from who God is. Because he is community, he creates community. It is his gift of himself to humans. Therefore, the making of community may not be regarded as an optional decision for Christians. It is a compelling and irrevocable necessity, a binding divine mandate for all believers at all times.”
– Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, excerpted from Community 101