This week saw the first meetings of our new Home Groups.
The aim of the Home Groups is to provide places to allow people to get to know others in the church better, to grow their faith, and to provide mutual support. It is also an activity to which new members and enquirers can be directed to (alongside Christian Basics). This is based on experience of other churches, where it seems people integrate best if there is a small group they can be part of, as well as the larger Sunday gatherings
David Anderson will be the Home Groups Co-ordinator, with the groups supervised by the Minister and the Education Action Team.
2 groups will be set up initially, and adding more as required.
Groups will meet in a different home most weeks, times to be announced in the bulletin and online.
The study material to be used will be provided by the Minister. Initially this will be material from Roots based on the Lectionary for the following Sunday. David Anderson will ensure that the leaders have access to the discussion material.
Leaders of the group will lead the discussion, ensure that there is a venue week by week, and report back on progress to the Minister.
Thanks to David Anderson for agreeing to co-ordinate, and Chrissie Lacey and David Martin for agreeing to lead the first two groups. Any other volunteers to lead should contact Peter.