In the context of Bible study groups, fellowship plays a vital role in fostering spiritual growth, building strong relationships, and creating a sense of belonging. While Sunday school classes provide an excellent platform for learning, regular times of fellowship outside of these classes offer several key benefits. In my recently released book, Breakthrough: Creating a New Scorecard for Group Ministry Success, I wrote about the need for groups to gather beyond their normally scheduled meeting times. One section of the book, about ¼ of it, is focused on the theme of “Form Deeper Relationships.” Most Sunday School groups would benefit by significantly increasing fellowship opportunities outside of class.

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