Learn & Grow With Us
One of the best ways to learn more about faith and to get to know other people from the Church family is to join a house group. We have several around the area our Churches cover. Some are weekly and some are fortnightly. They involve spending time with each other studying the Bible and praying together, talking about things that are important to us and, hopefully, food and drink too.
We want to be a Church where people grow in knowledge of God and his love and increase in confidence in sharing that love with other people. A good house group can be a really supportive network for when things in life are going well and especially when they are not.
In the first part of 2021, we will be thinking about what it means to be a family of faith in these ever-changing times. What does it mean to be a Christian? What does it mean to be a Church? A family of faith? What happens when one more person joins and then one more and then one more again and on and on and on?
Advent 2020: Hospitality
In Advent 2020 we are spending a few weeks looking at the theme of hospitality. We want to look at the hospitality we can extend to each other, to people we are just getting to know and to strangers, as well as looking at the way that God shows hospitality to us and we are given the privilege of extending hospitality to God, too. So much hospitality! You can see why we think it is so important. Here we will share some studies for you to look at, either on your own or in your House Group. We hope you find them useful.
Studies in the Book of Psalms for Individuals and Groups Autumn 2020
Between September and November 2020, we will be spending time each week in Services and in our House Groups looking at various themes in the Book of Psalms. Within the Psalms we find so much of life, faith, love, hope, fear, joy, anger and plenty more. Most of all, we find the key elements of worship & praise of God and trust in Him. Each week we will look at a different aspect of faith and Christian life through the lens of one or more Psalm. If you would like to follow along as we study and pray, either on your own or in a group, here are the first four documents. More will be added as materials are developed.
Studies in the Book of Acts for Individuals and Groups Summer 2020
During the summer of 2020 we are taking the opportunity of having to live and worship together differently during the time of Covid-19 to ask God to help us re-imagine what it means to be a family of faith focused on the things of the Kingdom. To help us do this we are working our way through the Book of Acts together on Sundays and during the week. In the table below, you can see the readings and themes we will be following in June and July 2020. For each week there will be questions and activities which you can either work through on your own or as part of a house group. In these especially challenging times, we would encourage you to join a group, for fellowship, support, prayer and to help us all learn together.
June 7th 2020
Acts 2:22-41 – Jesus as Messiah
June 14th 2020
Acts 2:42-47 – The First Church
June 21st 2020
Acts 3:1-10 – The Power of the Name of Jesus
June 28th 2020
Acts 4:1-22 – Peter and John on trial
July 5th 2020
Acts 4:23-31 – The Believers Pray
July 12th 2020
Acts 4:32-36 – Sharing What We Have to Give
July 19th 2020
Acts 5:1-11 – Don’t Hold On to What We Have
July 26th 2020
Acts 5:12-16 – Healing In the Name of Jesus
Questions for Individual and Group Reflection
Here are some questions for Individual and Group Study for our journey through Acts. Click on the ‘Acts’ reference to download each passage’s study material