What are small groups?
Churches use all sorts of names for small groups—life groups, growth groups, home groups, cell groups. They also use various models, numerous strategies for connection, various plans for assimilation, and church-specific vision and goals for their group ministries. Yet all would agree that small groups are a means to an end, not an end in and of themselves. Small groups exist as a way for people to engage in biblical community that helps them become more like Jesus in every area of their lives.
Small groups are –
- places to grow in our relationship with and responsiveness to Jesus
- people encouraging one another to mature in Christ
- people praising and praying to God
- places to love and serve God’s people in various ways
“The studies have been solid: I’ve appreciated their biblical content and the specific applications have been challenging.”
“It’s good to have a group of people to discuss the Bible with and to pray with.”
“The group goes deeper than normal weekly discussions. There is an honesty and friendship that you can’t always get over a Sunday morning tea.”
“I like meeting people from church in a less formal setting. The studies’ content is good, because it gives insight into what the Bible teaches that I couldn’t otherwise get.”
Some small groups meet in people’s homes in the evening, others at the church during the day, one or two meet over a meal. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a group or want to know more.