WELCOME TO SMALL GROUPS!
The purpose of Small Groups is to encourage faith development in a small community of believers seeking a deeper relationship with God, and with one another, growing in faith, in developing their gifts, and in seeking ways of service as disciples of Christ.
This type of meeting is very much modeled after the early church where groups of believers met in homes and small gatherings to strengthen and encourage one another in faith in Christ Jesus as the risen Son of God.
sunday/Thursday Night Small Group
The Sunday/Thursday Night Small Group meets twice a month on Sunday or Thursday evenings. As a group, we have busy and changing schedules so we do exercise a great deal of flexibility and accommodation in deciding when we meet so as to get the best possible attendance. We share a social time and video time together and then break into two smaller groups to facilitate full involvement in the discussions and to encourage growth in relationships and leadership opportunities.
The group started up again this fall with a potluck at the Hibma’s on Sept. 8th. We are continuing with another study in the Ray Vander Laan series That the World May Know, a 12-volume series. We are using Volume 7 called Walk as Jesus Walked. These studies take us to the lands where Jesus, Paul the Apostle, the prophet Elijah and others lived and taught. They also put geographical and historical context to stories and events of the Scriptures. The lessons include a challenge to reflect on how we respond to the call to discipleship in this day and age.
We want to expand this practice of Small Groups here at St. Andrew's, so we invite you to consider if you might be interested in becoming involved. We can provide assistance in getting a group or groups started, and training can be provided to develop leaders for the groups. If you want to know more about Small Groups, speak to Ruth Barwell, Dick or Sandra Lee Hibma, David Kirkpatrick or Craig Breen. (see email addresses below). Then talk to your friends, or someone you might want to get to know better, about getting together. It might change your life.
Ruth Barwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick or Sandra Hibma email@example.com
David Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Breen email@example.com