In today’s hectic world, people need a place where others know more about them than just their name. Small groups are a place where you can build meaningful friendships with others while learning more about God and yourself.
What is a Small Group?
A small group is a gathering of 3-12 people who meet on a regular basis with the common purpose of growing in their spiritual walk with God.
Each small group leader is trained to guide the group in a time of sharing, study, reflection and prayer. The group agrees on the topics to be studied and the length and frequency of meetings. Being involved in a small group is a great way to encourage your spiritual growth, whether you are just learning about God or have been on your spiritual journey for some time. Small groups provide a way for you to help others and for others to help you.
Why are small groups important?
Being involved in a small group is a great way to encourage your spiritual growth, whether you are just learning about God or have been on your spiritual journey for some time. Small groups provide a way for you to help others and for others to help you.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).
What’s required to be in a small group?
Men and women of all levels of spiritual development are welcome. You don’t have to have any knowledge about the Bible to join a small group. In fact, some of our small groups are specifically designed for short-term exploration of questions about the Christian faith. Each member of the small group is expected to commit to consistent participation in their group. Additional expectations for the group (e.g. study material, confidentiality, etc.) are set by the group itself. Because of the need for transparency, deep sharing and confidentiality, many of our small groups are gender-specific.
Getting plugged into a small group is easy. Simply complete the small group inquiry form and fill in the time and day of the week that works best with your schedule.
Lisa Rattner, our Director of Small Group Ministry, will be in touch about a small group and what the group is studying. She will also provide the contact information for the small group leader. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 804.358.1283.
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