• Life Giving, Life Changing

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    What is a Small Group?

    A small group is made up of people who share similar interests, who are in the same stage of life, or that want to learn from each other.

    People gather for all sorts of reasons whether its sport or studying the Bible together.

     

    Every group has a Spiritual / Faith component to the group. Some groups are geared more for people who have never been to church or new to the Christian Faith, while others are for those who want to go deeper and grow in their faith.

    Why ?

    We base our Small Group model on the early church as described in the Bible in the book of Acts.

    In Acts, you can read about the tremendous growth of the first church in Jerusalem, where small group meetings in homes helped lay the foundation.

     

    Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.

    ACTS 5:42

     

     

    Why do they exist?

    "Our small groups have one simple purpose - to bring people together

    God didn't create us to do life alone, but life in community with others and experience the fullness of life that Jesus came to give us.

     

    Meaningful and Authentic relationships are hard to find and that's why we have small groups - to make life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you

    Why should I join?

    Life together puts perspective on our circumstances and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives and to give it back to others.

     

    Even when you might not realise you need it, your small group will quickly become a place where others don't just know your name but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you to grow in your spiritual journey.

     

     

  • Small Group Hubs

    Choose your small group area, oh and you can choose more than one

    Want to meet people with similar interests?

    A group of people who meet around interest activities

    Want to make an

    Impact?

    A group of like-minded people who gather around a cause and want to
    make an impact in our community and further afield.

    Want to discover, learn and ask questions?

    We aim to have a variety of courses throughout the year for people to access From Faith Discovery, to Bible Study, Marriage and Prayer Courses.

    Want to meet others at a similar life stage?​

    A group of people at the same stage of life. Whether it be young mums, parents of teenagers to over 50's, youth / young adults.

  • When and Where

    Groups meet throughout the year in 4 terms using the academic calendar.
    New groups start each Term making it easy for you to get involved at any time.
    Groups meet in a variety of different locations from coffee shops and parks to peoples homes.

  • How It Works

    'Free Market Small Group Model'

    1

    Structure

    Our Small Groups run over 4 terms.

    Term 1 Oct - Dec

    Term 2 Feb - March

    Term 3 May - June

    Term 4 July - Aug

    Your small group will run for a set period of weeks. Every small group is unique and different.

    2

    Choose your small group(s)

    The Directory opens in

    Sept for Term 1

    Jan for Term 2

    April for Term 3

    June for Term 4

    You can search the directory online through our website using your phone, tablet, computer or via the mychurchsuit app for apple and android users. The directory also has a filter which allows you to search groups via Hub (e.g. Interest, course etc), Day or time.

     

     

    3

    Signup

    Found a Group? Great!

    Check there is space available and you are available

    Ready to go?

    Click the button and signup! This will send an email directly to your small group Host(s) and Helper(s) Who will be in touch with more details.

    4

    Commit

    You've signed up brilliant!

    We encourage you to commit, even if theres people there you don't know, you soon will! It's an amazing dynamic that takes place in a small group that you don't get at our larger Sunday gatherings. So plan to commit and be there every week! You won''t regret it.

  • Hosts & Helpers

    You and I belong in community, and hosting and helping facilitate a group is a
    great way to make that happen.

    'We believe people's lives are changed by moving one step at a time towards Jesus.

    Our Hosts and Helpers identify and facilitate this step through relationships in small groups'

    We give all our Hosts and Helpers essential tools to make their small group successful through our Hosts and Helpers Training.

     

    We also provide you with a small group coach throughout the term to run things past and talk about your growth as a host & a helper; how you are moving one step towards Jesus.

     

    We won't leave you on your own,

    We've got your back!

    Training Dates

    Our hosts and Helper Training for new group leaders happens in August and January of each year.
    We have new Small Group Hosts and Helpers Gatherings twice a year to encourage one another share stories

    of what God has been doing and be equipped and inspired for the season ahead.

     

     

  • My Church Suite

    You can also access and sign up for groups using the My Church Suite app on the App Store or Google Play. Contact us for more information

  • F.A.Q's

    We've tried to answer some of the most common questions we get asked

    Do I have to go every week?

    No. Of Course not. However to get the most out of the group, to develop friendships and to grow we suggest you protect the time and make it every week! You won't regret it!

    I don't have internet access or access to a Computer?

    We can help. You can sign up at the end of any Sunday Service at our Connection Point, or by using the free wifi in Inspire Cafe throughout the week or Sunday morning #coffeewithacause

    What if I don't like my group?

    Sometimes groups don't always work out as planned. It happens, and usually its no-ones fault. The good thing is our groups are long enough for relationships to form but short enough there are new groups starting every term, so its not for life!

    Can I sign up to multiple groups?

    Absolutely. Just don't overcommit. We would prefer you commit to one or two groups and get the most out of them. You know your schedule.

    Dilemma I can't decide which group?

    It can be difficult right? The key is to go where you think will grow. Choose a group that might stretch you a little, but make sure it still interests you otherwise you might not stay! Still unsure the best thing to do is ask a friend or one of your church leaders who know you and could point you in the right direction.

    Can Anyone Attend

    Yes anyone can attend our groups. Just be sure to check out the group descriptions to give you a feel and a flavour of what the group is like.. Small groups are a great way to invite friends who maybe don't connect with church

  • Contact Us

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