“God is the most important thing in our lives, but w
e need people to make sure that we’re seeing Him clearly and to keep us in check,” said Rachel Bogues, the director of spiritual life at SAU, a position in the Student Government Association.
Bogues oversees the small group program, and she believes small groups are important. “If we’re going through something, we need people with us and we need them to tell us, ‘This is what the Word says’ and hold us accountable to challenging things,” she said.
This reemerging program isn’t the only way to get into a small group.
“Floors have small groups with their Spiritual Life Advisors, but it’s important to have people you connect with. If you don’t connect with your floor or if you want another small group on top of that, that’s what [these small groups] are for,” said Bogues.
This is one of many Spiritual Life initiatives planned for this year. Bogues said, “Our catchphrase is ‘Know, Grow and Go,’ and those are the three things we want to make sure are happening. Are we knowing the Lord more, growing in the Lord more and going out and serving our community in the name of the Lord more?”
At the Lo-Down, 137 people said they were interested in small groups. Approximately 95 people signed up to be in a group. The small groups have many themes, ranging from “God’s love” to “Romans” to “Song of Songs.” Some groups are designed specifically for women, men or freshmen. One small group even visits residents of the local assisted living home.
Those who would still like to join a group can contact Bogues by emailing email@example.com.