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GROWTH GROUP

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We consider ourselves as a church community of small groups. We call them Growth Groups. Our mission statement is about GROWTH .. Growing followers of Jesus who KNOW Christ and make Him KNOWN

3 things are important :

(1) Part of our time is spent MEDITATING and THINKING on the BIBLE . Each of the groups use a study guide prepared to look further at the passage/book of the Bible etc that was studied on the Sunday before. It’s important to be sure that we are thinking about the Bible in order to spur one another on to love and good works. How then shall we live? There can be rich growth as we come together

(2) Secondly Growth Groups aim to develop relationship. Growth Group should be a safe place to share and care for each other. While it is our hope that everyone in our church would join a Growth Group the reality of life means that not everyone will/can be a part of a group. We work hard to make sure these groups don’t become cliques. We’re encouraging people to team up and do ministry together and look after each other. To share the difficulties and joys .. to offer the support and appropriate pastoral care through our groups. As groups we can think about how to connect with our non Christian friends, family and community

(3) Thirdly, Growth Groups are also committed to prayer. As we share and pray for each other there is a sense of working together. Bonding together. Praying for our church community and it’s ministries .. for our missionaries . for the community .. for outreach into our local community

Colossians 2:6-7“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”