Here is our vision for the small group effort at Willow Creek:
To become a church where nobody stands alone.
We want our people to know that we want to become something—a place where there is always a seat at the table of community. We are the body of Christ, the family of God, a community of followers devoted to Christ and His cause. So let’s get a better grip on what this “community” is and why we want to see the entire church come together in little communities. — Bill Donahue, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009).