A small group is a group of three or more people who gather for 60-90 minutes each week in a home or at church.
We will be looking at 4 chapters of All Creation Waits by Gayle Boss and exploring the ways 4 particular animals respond to the darkness of winter. Discovering how each animal gets ready for the coming of winter can help us spiritually prepare for the birth of Jesus.
Meeting Weeks: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22
There will be no homework during this busy season; your small group leaders will have everything ready for you to slow down and spend time in conversation, prayer and reflection.
Why small groups?
Small Groups foster close relationships.
The small group atmosphere is ready-made for building friendships. People talk more in small groups of people. People are quick to recognize needs, and help to meet them. The relationships formed within small groups form a strong fabric within the church. Relationships that are formed outside of the setting of church service are relationships that will endure and strengthen over time.
Small groups provide a way for Christians to live out their faith instead of merely hearing more preaching and teaching.
If Sunday morning is for listening, the the rest of the week is for living. Small groups create a context for Christians to live out their faith in real life.
Who will lead the groups?
Our leaders will be trained to nurture our small groups – to help the group practice listening skills, to open with prayer and lead Bible study as needed – and to keep the conversation moving.