Someone (again!) asked me, "John, how do I grow spiritually?" I love that question. Here is my answer.
I have been a follower of Jesus for fifty-one years. (!!!)
I have also been in a small group (aka a "home group"; a "cell group") for every one of those years. For fifty-one years!
I see being in a small group that meets weekly or bi-weekly as essential to my Christian growth. Linda and I will never not be part of a small group.
Here is my spiritual growth trajectory.
1. I meet with God, alone, regularly. This is often called "devotional time."
2. Linda and I meet weekly with a small group of Jesus-followers.
3. Linda and I never miss Sunday mornings and other gatherings. We have always taken Hebrews 10:25 literally - Do not neglect meeting together, as some have..."
It looks like this!