Small Group Ministry
Three years ago a team emerged and began laying the groundwork on which a continuing small
group ministry at our church would be built. Itís purpose was to: discover and experience
Christís model of discipleship where members are invited to explore their own unique
spiritual journey in a caring and supportive small group community. The following goals
were identified that would be the guides to building community through small group
- To grow in our relationship with God and each other, recognizing that small groups are Godís model, demonstrated to us by Christ.
- To experience love and support as we grow in our commitment to God and each other.
- To learn how the power of God is at work in our lives, moving us toward wholeness.
- To strengthen our partnership with God through prayer and worship so that we may be empowered to follow Godís call in our lives.
A congregational survery was completed by our members and several areas of interest were
identified. These included: Fellowship groups, study/content groups, task-oriented
groups, and support groups. Ten topics ranked highest with the first being, ďDiscovering
how to live simply in an anxious world.Ē
We have explored many topics in small groups: Living Simply, The Art of Forgiveness, Dead
Man Walking (movie and discussion group), Spiritual Reading groups, Creative Aging,
Contemporary Worship, and several Bible studies. New groups continue to emerge and we
expect that many more ideas will be unleashed as our congregation grows in its
understanding of being transformed by the renewal of our minds as well as our hearts . . . this
is not a program, but rather a tool that brings people together to learn and discover
meaningful relationships with Christ and one another.
Join us as we demonstrate this model of effective small groups which will help shape who
we are, and show us how to love one another, as we deal with the priorities of God, our
spouses, families, signifigant others, and our work. We are prayerful as we continue to
explore this ministry; that lives will be touched and people equipped to experience
Click here to view current groups under formation or already in process in pdf format.