Why That Name?
Leader Discussion Guide
Midtown is now referring to small groups like ours as Covenant Groups.
What meaning does that have for you? Why do you think they chose that name?
We use the name Covenant Groups as a statement of our identity as God’s beloved people, whom He so loved that he brought us into relationship with Him through the work of Christ Jesus. We claim this identity as individuals and as a community.
A covenant can be defined as an agreement between two parties under certain conditions. Covenants between God and man are unique in that while there are two parties, God is both the initiator and the one who fulfills the conditions. From beginning to end, the entire arrangement is possible because of His faithfulness, not ours. Considering biblical covenants help us understand the extravagant lengths to which God goes to pursue relationship with His people.
For a high fly-over of covenant theology, see the Covenant Overview handout.
As receivers of God’s covenant love, this is now the basis of our commitment/covenant to one another in this group. We always want to have the components of LIVE, LOVE, LEARN in our meetings. What do we, as a group, want to specifically agree upon for the next year?
Leader: You may use this as a time to ask “How’s this working? Do we want to change what we’re doing / implement anything in these areas?”
Meeting frequency –
Learn: How/what will we study? –
Live: Fellowship/Sharing (at group, in addition to group time, etc): -
Live: Worship (as a group, on Sunday mornings, etc.) –
Love: Prayer –
Love: Service –