Every member of the church is encouraged to be part of a smaller fellowship group, which we call Small Groups. Each group meets midweek on a fortnightly basis in members homes; some in the evening, others during the day. Small Groups are open to anyone joining in and provide fellowship and support, encouraging and equipping each member to grow in their relationship with God, as well as having fun together in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We have found it helpful to look at Small Groups using the model of the Temple in Jerusalem which was divided into mainly three areas - the Holy of Holies, where only the High Priest was allowed to enter; the Court of Israel, where only Israel were allowed to enter; and the Court of Gentiles, where those who were not Jews could come.
In our relationship with Jesus, we are called to be the Temple where God dwells. As the body of Christ we reflect this model of the Temple in that, we have access to God (upward), fellowship with one another (inward) and are called to engage with the world (outward). ‘ In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.’ (Eph.2:21,22). This is the basis of all our relationships. Each Small Group is made up of these three elements
…where we can grow in our relationship with God through mutual encouragement, guidance, study and prayer.
…where we can be comfortable and secure in our fellowship with one another and where we find our main source of support and pastoral care.
…where we can seek God and discover how and where He wants us to reach out to those outside the church and be the place of contact/belonging for those we build relationships with.
To find the nearest Small Group to you, please contact the Parish Office.