Who is in a small group?
A “small group” is a group of people who share a similar desire to study the Bible together. Groups are from 6 to 25 people, and may be couples groups, men’s groups or women’s groups. Some groups cover a variety of ages and others are designed for a specific age group. Go to the Men's Ministry page or the Women's Ministries page for information on small groups especially designed for men or women.
Where do Small Groups meet?
Most of our small groups meet in homes. Small group hosts open their homes for fellowship, prayer and study. Some groups meet at the church, and a few meet in other locations, such as coffee shops or meeting rooms at local businesses.
What happens in a small group?
Small groups meet weekly or twice a month for about two hours. They have a time of fellowship, sharing and enjoying each other’s company. There is a time to pray for one another, and then a time to study the Bible. Usually, the group is working through a study guide which directs the discussion and keeps the group on track. The group will have a leader who is in charge of the teaching, learning and discussion time. Participants in the group have the opportunity to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and give their own insights from the study. The level of your participation is up to you. No one is pressured to speak, pray or read aloud if they prefer to listen. Groups cover a wide range of topics, from marriage and family issues, to prayer and Biblical book studies. Some groups are ideal for people who are new to Bible study, and some groups are appropriate for long-time Bible students.
How do I get involved in a small group?
Most groups get started in September, but some are organized at other times during the year. Some groups can be joined at any time and for some groups, you need to be on board before they begin their current series. To learn more about what groups are currently available, call the Church Office (763-682-1470).