SG: The spiritual strengthening and growth of the Unionist University Community
Paul Yonggi Cho became famous because he founded a single megachurch made up of more than 1 million members. How did this explosive growth of bringing together such a large number of members into a single church? Well, it happened in 2012 from an idea that had already been planned 110 years before.
In 1902, Mrs. Ellen White, in the book Testimonies for the Church, volume 7; she had stated that the basis for growth and development was «the formation of small companies.» Yonggi Cho called it «cells» and we currently call it Small Groups (SG). And these SGs are currently very active at the Universidad Peruana Unión!
This was demonstrated with the SG parade held on Thursday, July 15 from very early hours at the Lima Campus. The goal achieved so far is 70 SGs for students and 60 SGs for UPeU employees and missionary staff.
What are SGs for? The UPeU University Welfare area informs us that the purpose is to “strengthen the spiritual life of the university community”. They also tell us that these SGs fit perfectly with the Master Plan for Spiritual Development (MPED) that is promoted by the Department of Education of the SDA Division in South America.