Small groups have been a part of human life for a very long time. For example, families, groups for hunting and gathering; more recently social clubs, organisations and many more.
Small Groups in Church
Small groups are also a vital part of following Jesus. They can help us to encourage one another, pray for ourselves and others, get in touch with God in different ways and to talk to others about Jesus – in short, lots of things that we find it difficult to do on our own.
The Bridge has some small groups that meet during the week: usually in people’s homes; occasionally at pubs or in schools and elsewhere.
The groups meeting in people’s homes – “House Groups” – often follow short courses of material about different aspects of faith. You don’t need to be an ‘expert’ in faith, the bible or Christianity – and there’s no pressure to speak up if you don’t want to. What you will find is a warm, accepting group of people who are all somewhere on their own journey.
There are currently two more groups – Ladies’ Latte and Men’s Moot – which meet socially for drinks and a chat, and occasionally for meals and other activities. They’re not study groups – just an opportunity to get together for an hour or two and just ‘be’, rather than ‘do’.