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So what are Life Groups?
Life groups are groups of people from Holy Trinity who meet regularly during the week. Some gather in homes in Richmond and the surrounding area, while others are based at church. Most meet in the evening but some take place during the day.
Jesus carried out his work on earth alongside a small group of twelve people, teaching and encouraging them as he shared his life with them. Since the days of the Early Church, Christians have continued to meet in small groups, often in each other’s homes. We continue this pattern in our church today, and we’ve found it very helpful for growing in faith and bringing new people into the life of our church.
What do they do?
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles … Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved
(Acts 2:42, 43, 46, 47)
Every group is different. But common to all is learning through studying the Bible, worshipping God together, praying for one another and the wider world, and caring for, supporting and encouraging each other. Hospitality and food also feature highly!
Who are they for?
Life groups are for everyone - for those who have been Christians for many years, for those who are new to faith and are keen to grow, and for those on a journey of finding out who Jesus is.
Why are they important?
Being a Christian works best when it’s an experience shared with others who believe the same things and want to grow in their faith. Life groups provide a sense of community and close friendships that help this to happen.
What groups are there?
Homegroups are at the heart of our church life. They meet weekly or fortnightly on a weekday afternoon or evening in the homes of church members in the local area. To join a group contact the Church Office.
Oasis is a group for women, a place to meet Jesus, nurture faith, study God's word, pray, meet friends, drink excellent coffee and look after each other. It meets weekly at church on a Friday morning. For more information click on this link or contact Kate Patterson.
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions. More than 15 million people worldwide have found it a worthwhile experience, and courses are currently running in tens of thousands of churches across the world, and in many homes, schools, universities and prisons. We run a course for adults each autumn and occasionally at other times of the year for both adults and young people. For more information click on this link or contact the Church Office.
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