In our Farnham site we are trying a new approach to small groups.
Our Growth Groups meet at different times and places. Some meet for 10 to 12 weeks each term, other groups are more permanent. At the beginning of each term we have a ‘Sign-up Sunday’ where everyone is encouraged to sign-up to the group that most interests them – some people will just sign up for the same group, but for other people it’s a chance to move to a new group. Some groups focus on bible study and prayer, others on outreach, or social action, or a particular area of ministry or a stage of life.
For all groups the focus is being a fun, vibrant, authentic community where we can find and follow Jesus. They are where, as it says in the Bible, we can “consider how to spur one another on to love and good deed.”