- Dr. Billy Sharpston

"In a big world the small church has remained intimate"

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It is in small groups that people can get close enough to know each other, to care and share, to challenge and support, to confide and confess, to forgive and be forgiven, to laugh and weep together, to be accountable to each other, to watch over each other and to grow together. Personal growth does not happen in isolation. It is the result of interactive relationships. Small groups are God's gift to foster changes in character and spiritual growth. 

Isn’t this nice? Being surrounded by verdant spiritual believers, hearing your own heart beat in unison with a fellow traveler. 

Maranatha

Fellowship

Church

1316 S Laramie Peoria Il 61604         309 . 673 . 6736 (OPEN)

11.00am - 12.30pm

see you on sunday : 11am

we are church

          Seventy-five percent of America’s churches have an average weekly attendance of 150 or less. The consumer mentality rampant in our culture has permeated our understanding of community and Church. We live in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected world. Though social media and other technologies have made our world seemingly more connected, people have fewer genuine friends than ever before. It feels scary and threatening to allow ourselves to be known or to invest in knowing someone else at a deep level. It is much easier and more convenient to stay on the surface. Yet when we take the risk of being authentic with a small group of people, we can experience God's grace and love coming through others, which leads to freedom and transformation.