We believe that small groups are really important. This is especially so in a large church – they enable people to get to know a smaller group of people better and create an environment for questions, discussions, sharing and support.
Typically in small groups we will worship, pray, study and share in each other’s joys and struggles. Most people in small groups are in one of our Roots groups, which meet either weekly or fortnightly in people’s homes.
3 Aspects of Roots Groups:
Deeper in discipleship:
Roots Groups study God’s word and pray together to help everyone get to know Jesus better and grow as his disciples.
Closer in friendship:
In a big church, Roots groups are a great way to get to know a smaller group of people better and to make friends. Groups can support each other in practical, emotional and spiritual ways too.
Further in partnership:
As a church our heart is that people will come to know Jesus, and one of the key ways of seeing this happen is through Roots. By that we expect the groups to grow by inviting friends from inside and outside of the church to be part of the Roots community. Because growth is at the heart of Roots, they are always actively looking to grow to the point where they can multiply and set up a further group.
3 Main Ways to Join a Roots Group:
Ask someone you know which group there are in
Look on the board in church for details of each group
Have a word with the Small Group Co-ordinator.
Because of the way that Roots Groups have been set up, the answer will always be “YES” when someone asks to join.
The door is always open!If you want to know anything more, do contact Eleanor, our Associate Vicar on email@example.com
Whilst being similar in the deeper and closer areas of the church’s vision, Home Groups don’t have the same requirement on them in the further area, and therefore don’t need to multiply (in fact, may not want to).
Contact details of Home Groups are on the notice board in church, or speak to Eleanor.