Small Groups Ministry - Howard Weldon, Director
"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head,
into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is
equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love."
These groups allow us to have true fellowship with one another as we share with each other and grow in the Lord. There are several groups meeting in different homes and various times depending on the group’s needs.
Ideally, a small group consists of a leader and 6 to 8 members. There are no set rules for the make-up of a group with regard to age, gender, marital status, etc.; instead, the groups tend to form up based on factors impacting ease of attendance such as meeting location and meeting day and time. Spouses typically remain together unless requested otherwise. Periodically (but not more often than annually), the group memberships are “reorganized” to promote new friendships.
Why have small groups?
- To invite unsaved friends and neighbors to introduce them to our Christian faith and benefits of Christian fellowship
- To foster Christian fellowship and intimacy within our Church body
- To grow spiritually and deepen our intimacy with Christ
- To provide a forum for open, free flowing Christian discussion
- To create the foundation for what might effectively be considered “Home Churches”.
What do small groups do?
Small groups hold regular informal/casual meetings to enjoy Christian fellowship together discuss the Bible or other Christian study material and pray. The focus is on “discussion”. Typically, meetings are held in member’s homes and are scheduled based on the availability of the members. All groups study a common set of material during a given period.
What small groups are currently meeting?
Howard Weldon (860) 872-9705 & Dennis Mullens (860) 803-1492 co-host our small group. The group meets together monthly on the 2nd Friday of every month for a pot luck and Bible study in the church fellowship hall from 6:30-8:30 PM. During the months of September thru May the group also meets on the last Friday of each month at pre-designated homes. These are coordinated and communicated in advance by the small group leaders.
How can I join or start a small group?
Please call Howard Weldon, Director of Small Group Ministry, at (860) 872-9705 or Pastor Dave Lemoine at (860) 798-6103 during daytime hours for more information.