Smaller Gatherings of Boundless Energy, Curiosity, and Love for Jesus Christ
What are the Small Groups like at Whipple Creek Church?
Within one of our small groups you'll experience an intentional, face-to-face gathering of 3-12 people who meet on a regular schedule. The common purpose is to devleop relationships, meet the needs of group members, and grow spiritually together. We have formed several small groups here at Whipple Creek Adventist Church, and there's always room for a few more!
If you think back to the "members" of the early church of Christ-followers, they met under a tree, or on the seashore, or in someone's home. And even during times of persecution, such as under Emperor Nero, the church continued to flourish.
What can a Small Group do for me?
Small groups are such a great way to be acquainted with church members and their friends in a small, comfortable setting that is far from overwhelming and promotes a relaxed atmosphere. Many feel their confidence rebuilt as they enjoy the freedom of sharing their thoughts and asking the quesitons that are on their hearts. This kind of self-confidence benefits every aspect of a person's life.
What are my options?
Currently, Whipple Creek Adventist Church has small groups available for all age groups and is working on creating interest-based groups as well. If you're interested in trying out a small group or two, contact Pam Heiser, the Small Groups Ministry coordinator.
Remember, anyone can visit one of the small groups one or several times. Group leaders can also arrange for visitors to attend with a buddy for the first visit.
If you're interested in forming a small group of your own, contact Pam for tips and details. She suggests taking time beforehand to do planning and training, and recommends the following prepatory materials:
- The Bible
- Christ's Method Alone: Christ Way of Relational Witnessing by Philip G. Samaan.
- Daring to Ask for More: Diving Keys for Answered Prayer by Melody Mason
- Successful Small Groups: From Theory to Service by Kurt W. Johnson