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.
Study Material for April 2018
Based on a three-part series being delivered in church from 22nd April to 6th May addressing three vital lessons that are a legacy of the early church. The themes of death and resurrection, the cost of faith, and the necessity of love are among the most important messages that Jesus shared with those who had ears to hear. Each of these themes may be historical to our faith, but there is nonetheless a mystery to this history. These ideas of faith have been so preached, published, and indoctrinated into the Christian tradition that we gloss over how radical they must have seemed to those who first heard. We are not unlike the person who takes electricity for granted and cannot understand why a primitive tribe would be fearful or fascinated by such a discovery. Still today, when our Volunteer in Mission teams visit remote areas of third-world countries, someone takes along a Polaroid camera. Such technology always captivates the people with whom they work and serves as a great “icebreaker” to establish rapport with the hosts. This series will allow us to revisit these texts and the lessons they convey. We do so looking deeper into the experience of early believers and examining our own, lest we become so accustomed to doctrine that we ignore the truth and experience of God in which our faith is rooted.
|Study material April 2018|