In the midst of the bustle of life, people are meeting in small groups to discuss issues that are meaningful to them, offer mutual support and explore their relationship to God. Men, women, couples, teens and young adults are gathering regularly to talk about how God was working in their lives.
Small Group ministry has its foundation in both the Bible and church history. Jesus and Paul did significant ministry in small groups. John Wesley developed a system of discipleship by gathering people together to share how they were doing in their walk with God.
Today in GNJ we still hold to the belief that faith is best nurtured in a small group setting. Relationships built within a small group draws us closer to each other and nearer to God. Small Groups helps us create a more intimate and meaningful understanding of our faith.
New resources will soon be available to help you form Small Groups as well as support and enliven the Small Groups that are currently active in your congregations.
Click here to register as a small group leader (current small group leaders and those interested in becoming a small group leader).
Small Group Facilitation Training
Southern Region | Equip Conference
January 18, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Leader: Rev Heather Mandala
Location: Hope UMC in Voorhees
Northern Region | Foundational Day of Learning
January 26, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Rev Deb DeVos
Location and Registration TBA
Some participants in this session have years of experience. Others are taking the first steps on the journey. Some feel comfortable and confident. Others are hesitant and uncertain. Whatever your experience, this session offers an opportunity to explore how you can provide more faithful leadership in small group settings with small church membership.
Check out Breakthrough Small Group Resources for Advent! Click here.