Connection is about deep, abiding relationship. And being connected to God and one another is “what it’s all about.”
But the connection Jesus desires with us is not just a one-time, now-and-then thing. Nor is it a superficial, surface-level connection. Jesus desires for us to share together in a deep, ongoing, continual connection with Him and with one another - just as together, branches form a deep, ongoing, continual connection that we call a Vine. In fact, we cannot survive or be fruitful apart from the Vine. But if we “remain” together in Him, we will “bear much fruit” (John 15).
Small Groups are places where we as branches remain connected to Jesus the Vine in a more real and intimate way. In them, we share in the love, care, and “nutrition” that comes when branches get together and invite the “vine dresser” into their midst.