Small Group Ministry
What is Small Group Ministry?
Small Group Ministry is where 8-10 people meet in a committed group with the intention of establishing deeper connections with each other and with God. The groups meet once a month from October to June and are led by trained lay members of the congregation. The group meetings run 1.5 hours and include a check-in, a short topic reading, discussion of the topic, and closing prayer.
This year we’re focusing on Short Stories by Jesus – Using the book by Amy-Jill Levine as a guide, we’ll explore the parables of Jesus and the many ways they have to guide, comfort, inspire, provoke, and change us! There’s no need to purchase the book and no prep-time is needed! The readings and discussion questions for each month will be emailed ahead of time and are short enough to be read when the group is gathered.
Oct: The Good Samaritan
Nov: The Rich Man
Dec: The Persistent Widow
Jan: The Laborers in the Vineyard
Feb: The Talents
Mar: The Prodigal Son
Apr: The Sower
May: The Mustard Seed
Jun: The Lost Sheep
Why should I join a group?
- Allows for deeper conversations that we can’t always have in team meetings or during coffee hour.
- Provides a relaxing and safe place to explore and ask questions about issues of faith and life.
- Facilitates the building of friendships and creates an atmosphere of mutual encouragement, support, and prayer.
- Participants feel a greater connection to one another and to God and are FIVE TIMES less likely to drift away from the church.
When do groups meet?
1st Tuesday of the month: 1:30-3:00 pm
1st Sunday of the month: 11:30am-1:00 pm
How do I sign up?
You may join a group at any time of the year as long as your choice is still open. More groups may be added as needed. You may sign up using the ONLINE FORM, or paper registration forms can be found in the weekly bulletin and in the office. You may also sign up by contacting ">Pastor Maureen (603) 673-3231 ext 11.
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