A vital aspect of church life is our network of small groups based in people’s homes. We call these community groups. We place a huge importance on these groups so that the whole church stays healthy, remains Jesus-focused and mission-focused.
Community groups can have a variety of different styles, but there are also some essential ingredients that go into a healthy community group. Times spent meeting with God are important to every group, so worship is a key activity whenever a group meets together.
Another essential ingredient is the relationships between group members. We want every member of the church to be cared for and helped to grow in their walk with God. Relationships are built as a group has fun together and applies the teaching that was brought on a Sunday.
But most important of all, there is reaching people with the Gospel. God puts people in our lives for us to share with them the love of Jesus, and tell them of His saving grace. Community groups are ideal places to help each other with this mission.
Our community groups are each modelled on the dynamic life of an organic cell. You can tell if a cell is healthy because it grows and grows, and eventually multiplies into two identical versions of the original cell. We are committed to growth in our community groups. From the very start, the aim is to grow each group and raise up leaders so that it can multiply into two groups. That’s a sure sign of life in the church, and a reason to celebrate!