- vertical relationships between God and people, and
- horizontal relationships between individuals
Although essential, corporate worship does not always facilitate the development of meaningful relationships between all members. Sometimes, people, hurting or otherwise, can feel like they have "fallen through the cracks." Small groups help people connect so that no one needs to feel like they are doing life alone. Instead, whether we are experienceing the darkness of a life struggle or the joy of a life celebration, we need not walk life alone.