Small groups

Getting connected


Across Trinity Churches many people meet together in small groups. There is something deeply fulfilling about being with other members of the church family, and it has a different feel to gathering as part of a Sunday congregation. We want them to be a place where people can belong, make friends, find support, and grow as a disciples of Jesus.

As people are all different, with varying needs and commitments, we believe that there is not simply a one-size-fits-all pattern for doing this, and so we offer a variety of different ways to help people connect up and spur one another on. There are over 20 different groups on offer to suit different needs: some groups meet during the day, and others in the evenings; some are aimed at a particular demographic whilst others are much more mixed.

A typical Small Group would have four parts of their life together……….

Welcome

Relationships are at the heart of church life, and most people who have been a part of a small group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships and friendships that develop. One of the best ways of getting to know others in the church is to join a small group and to meet others in a smaller setting. Small groups are also a place where you can look out for one another, and to provide support in times of need, change, crisis or stress.

Worship

Small Groups can be one of the best places to worship together. This needn’t entail 4-part hymn singing, but can include time for private prayer, listening to a quiet piece of music, praying as a group, or praying for each other.

Word

Small Groups are an excellent way of learning more about God together… and you don’t need to be an expert to join! In a small group setting you can ask questions that are relevant to you, participate in discussions, hear and share insights with others on the same spiritual journey. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situation and this happens best in a small group.

Witness

Most healthy small groups are outward-looking, rather than always focused inwardly. This may mean inviting newcomers to their group, praying for the church’s mission partners around the country/world, taking part in particular activities in the life of the church, or getting involved in the local community

Remember, you can try out a small group without any expectation of commitment. We recognise that it might take a while to find the right group for you, and all small group leaders are very happy for you to come along to one or more groups as taster sessions before making a final decision.

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