Must Churches Have Small Groups (A Small Groups Ministry for Growth, Discipleship and Fellowship)?

Christian History : Pietism. 1986; Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996 (electronic ed.). Carol Stream IL: Christianity Today.

Christian History : 100 Most important events in church history. 1990; Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996 (electronic ed.). Carol Stream IL: Christianity Today. “Many Methodist denominations today (worldwide, the Methodist communion numbers some 50 million people) still embrace those notable elements of the Wesleys’ ministry: an emphasis upon preaching; the organization of small groups for prayer and Bible study (the equivalent of the Methodist societies, and an important element of present church-growth strategies)…”;

Kaiser, W. C., Jr. (1990). Exodus. In F. E. Gaebelein (Ed.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 2: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers (F. E. Gaebelein, Ed.) (413). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House. ‘Amazingly enough, Moses listened to his father-in-law. Bush (Exodus 1:230) remarks, “The great Jehovah did not disdain to permit his prophet to be taught by the wisdom and intelligence of a good man, though he was not of the commonwealth of Israel. It is not a little remarkable that the very first rudiments of the Jewish polity were thus suggested by a stranger and a Midianite.”;’

It’s best to reference the entire section on Acts 6:1-7 in Witherington III, B. (1998). The Acts of the Apostles : A socio-rhetorical commentary (240-251)

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