What is a small group and why are they so important?
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The small group, sometimes called a home group or house group, louis vuitton handbags is at the heart of church community life. In the past,replica hermes bags small groups were often called Bible study groups and study of the Bible remains a key part of the small group’s life; but it also provides a safe place where you can share the ups and downs of life, find help and prayer support, ask difficult questions about your faith and discover your own God-given ministry. It also gives you an opportunity to make new friends, have fun and socialise together – this all builds relationships and a sense of belonging.
Small groups also provide a non-threatening place to invite folk who are not Christians for meals, special events or for opportunities to explore the Christian faith.
Above all, small groups are an excellent place to grow closer to the Lord Jesus. The primary aim of each small group at WBC is to help you know the Lord Jesus better and love Him more
Who are small groups for?
Small groups are for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have been a Christian for a long time, a short time or if you are still unsure if you are a Christian.
When and where do the small groups meet?
Small groups meet during the week for about 2 hours; there are groups that meet in the evening and some that meet during the day.
Most groups have about 8-10 members and meet in someone’s home but one or two meet in the lounge of the church house (Manse). There are groups meeting in most of the villages, in and around Whetstone
How do I join a small groups?
If you would like to find out about joining a group you can either talk to one of the small groups leaders or contact Nick Swanson at the church office. Nick co-ordinates the small groups and can advise you of groups in your area. His contact details are:
Tel. 0116 2863145