A place to grow in your love for God and for other people
Growth groups are key places to grow in your love for God and for other people. At St James our growth groups are the foundation for our pastoral care. Belonging to a group is the best way to be served and (perhaps more importantly) to serve others as well.
For many people at St James being a part of a small group is one of the best experiences of being a Christian.
“And let us consider how may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 25-25
I loved joining a growth group when I was new at church because it’s a great way to meet people and feel more connected at church. Each week being able to share in the lives of others, and support each other through life is a real joy and blessing and not something you want to miss! Ed – 7pm
A group for everyone
Monday Night Courses
You may be exploring Christianity for the first time, coming back to church after a break or wanting to refresh your faith. Join a Monday course in Wynola Ministry Centre to explore why Jesus is so important to life. These are a great starting point before you join a growth group.
Growth Groups are where you can meet each week with a small number of people, connecting with each other around the bible. There is lots of opportunity to ask questions and apply the Bible to your everyday life. Growth Groups are where you can love people at church in a smaller context, showing care for each other.
We have groups that meet at church and in people’s homes. There are groups meeting at night, and groups that meet in the day with child care. There are groups for men, women and mixed groups. There are groups of older people, younger people, and groups with a full spread of ages. 7PM service growth groups meet on Wednesday night from 7pm-9pm.
I love the depth of Bible study and relationship that can only be found in a growth group. I value the care and prayers of those with whom I meet each week to study God’s word. Karen – 9am