Home Groups are the mid-week small group gatherings at St John’s.
These small-group gatherings are very much the heart of the Church and Christian community at its most intimate; they are the place where faith is fostered, discipleship encouraged and spiritual wholeness and well-being is nurtured. They are also the place where personal support and prayer ministry is both naturally requested and care offered.
They are the place to get to know each other well, to create new friendships, while at the same time exploring all that it means to be Christian in today’s world and enabling faith through worship, Bible study, sharing together and prayer.
If you’d like to be part of a Home Group and discover for yourself the encouragement of close fellowship with fellow Christians, speak with a member of the clergy after one of the services on Sunday or Tuesday.
I am providing two study outlines for the time between now and Lent – one for the week beginning 15 January, and one for the week beginning 5 February. I hope this will be sufficient as Ash Wednesday is very early this year (14 February) and, as you will recall, the pattern at St. John’s is that most groups stop during Lent. The Lent Course will take place as usual on Wednesday evenings in Lent 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The theme will be ‘Relationships’ and I will kick the series off, and Nick will take the second half.
The theme of the sermons leading up to Lent is ‘The Incomparable Christ’ looking at different aspects of the person of Jesus, as described by the four gospel writers and St. Paul.
|Study material January - February 2018|