- Last Updated on Friday, 20 July 2012 10:21
What is Small Group Ministry?
Small group ministry is the part of congregational life that is organized around relatively small groups of people. It helps provide an excellent way for our congregation to fulfill its mission, which is – Love God, Love Others, and Serve. Small groups are one of the best ways to help people become stronger in their Christian faith, train people in the work of Christian discipleship, and mobilize people to live and serve as the body of Christ.
Why are Small Groups important?
Small groups are a great way for a person to become an active participant in the life of the Church. Research shows that people learn best in intimate, interactive, clearly-focused settings that invite open, honest conversation; deep personal reflection; and that speak to the issues most relevant to the participants’ lives. The pathway of development as Christian disciples requires that we address some of the most fundamental questions in our lives, such as faith, meaning, and purpose. Small groups provide an ideal setting for such explorations.
Unfortunately, it is too easy for a person to be a part of a congregation and still feel lost and lonely and not really be engaged in Church life. Small groups help create opportunities to form lasting relationships and friendships within the body of Christ and are an easy way to start participating more fully in congregational life.
How can I get involved in Small Group Ministry?
There are several ways to get started in Small Group Ministry . First, if you already have a group of people that you would like to form into a small group, we can help train you in how to start one. Contact the Deb Mengler, Director of Christian Education or Bic Bakkum, Small Group Coordinator we will be happy to help you get started. Also, there are already many small groups that are looking for more members, so it is easy to become a member of one of these groups. Here is a link for our open small groups. Feel free to contact any of these people. add link to open groups
How do I start a small group?
If you are interested in starting a small group but do not have a group of people in mind, let Deb Mengler. She can help find other people interested in starting a small group.
Can I lead a small group?