It’s January—a time for new things—and we have some exciting news about the home groups that are beginning this month.
For several decades now, lots of churches have found that by putting people into smaller groups that meet in homes on a regular basis, good things happen. People have a chance to really connect with a group of folks and make new friends. These friends care for them and support them along life’s journey and together their faith deepens as they wrestle with both the good and the bad that life inevitably throws their way.
We think that home groups are fantastic and we are really pleased that so many of you have indicated to us that you would like to join one of these groups. If we’ve mistakenly missed you out and you would like to be in a home group, please let us know. It’s not too late to sign up.
We will be contacting each home group participant over the next couple of days to let you know which group you will be in. Again, please do get in touch if you don’t hear from us or if you have any questions.
The new groups will meet up for the first time next week and will follow a fortnightly pattern during term time. We will be starting with a study of the book of Philippians. Philippians is a short, practical and encouraging book in the New Testament. Group participants will vary in their knowledge of the Bible—some might have studied the Bible quite a lot and some never before—but we welcome that variety because we can all help each other learn.
On Sunday, Sam spoke to us from Acts 2:42-47 and challenged us to be a church that learns together and partners together. Home groups will help us to do that.
We look forward to all that God has for us in 2015! He wants to pour out His grace on us. How amazing.
PS We also have a ladies’ group that meets on a Wednesday morning and we’d be happy to have more ladies come along so let us know if you are interested.