Church isn't just about what happens on a Sunday. Church is about a community of people living life together, growing in faith through discipleship to Jesus and purposefully seeking the renewal of our city and our world.
We’ve found that Communities play a huge part in this. As a church we’d like to see a wide range of groups with a focus on three things; helping people build friendships, deepen their faith and make a difference in our world. Community, growth and purpose.
Each Community has the freedom to focus on different things. Some may focus more on discipleship, perhaps by doing a bible study, whereas other leaders may want to start a group for those not yet part of us as a church, such as an Alpha series or a book club. Our aim is to have a wide range of groups that help everyone at different stages of faith to become part of our community.
Every Community leader is supported by a coach with experience in leading a Community, and has the opportunity to receive leadership training during the year.
If you’re thinking about starting a group, we’d encourage you to answer these questions for yourself, and then speak to your service leader about what to do next.