The most important feature of a New Church Group is the kind and quality of interaction, not the size of the group. The goal is for all group members to nurture a sense of community based on empathy, insight, and useful service. This goal is remarkably scalable. A meaningful and successful group can be very small. As Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20). A large gathering can also be blessed with spiritual community just as Jesus gathered thousands of people and helped them experience His presence through teaching and eating together. (Matthew 14:13-21)