SMALL GROUP MINISTRY





WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?

It is a group (6-12) of people (singles, men, women, couples, mixed, etc.) who are shepherded by a faciliator to:


  • SHARE WITH EACH OTHER
  • GROW IN FAITH BY EXAMINING TODAY'S CHALLENGES AND BY STUDY OF THE WORD
  • ENCOURAGE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER


Small groups meet each week for 90 minutes in homes or church.

Safe haven

Maintain confidentiality

Ask others to help me stay true to my Christian Resolutions

Learn the Word

Live the Word

Growth in faith, growth as a disciple

Reading and studying of scripture

Outreach to other in support

Uplift joys, sorrows, and fears

Pray for each other and for the church

Spiritual disciplines




WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SMALL GROUP?

A CALL TO ACTION

The 2010 "Call or Action" study found that United Methodist Churches, that are vibrant, fruitful, and growing, practice Intentional Faith Development through small groups and programs for youth/children.


New members to our Christian community become quickly and sustainably connected through small groups. There is a collective courage, shared joy, support in time of need, and accountability that is not possible in larger, less intimate setting.

  • CREATES A CONFIDENTIAL PLACE FOR VULNERABILITY
  • CREATES A SAFE PLACE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
  • HELPS PEOPLE GROW IN CHRISTIAN SPIRIT AND BIBLE LITERACY
  • SUPPORT OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTICE ABILITY TO EVAGELIZE
  • ENABLE BROADER CARE AND LEADERSHIP
  • HELP DEVELOP AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY
  • REMOVE THE PRIMARY LIMITS TO GROWTH

CURRENT SERMON SMALL GROUP

BIBLE STUDY

Contact Robbie Deike for additional information

WHAT TYPES OF SMALL GROUPS ARE THERE?

 


UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

LYDIA CIRCLE

DEBORAH CIRCLE

DORCAS CIRCLE

7:00 PM

The Second Tuesday of every month

A loving, supportive group of active sisters in Christ who meet monthly for fellowship, service and devotional time.  Members of this circle welcome anyone who would like to join them on the second Tuesday of every month. For additional information about this small group, please contact Carolyn Pinchot at rctd88@verizon.net for more information.

From : 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

This group of women meets the second Tuesday of each month to view and discuss a video study as well as enjoy a time of fellowship.  In addition, two – three times a year, they participate in a service project supported by the Church.  For additional information about the Deborah Circle, notify Barbara Dixon, 302-239-1416

 

This small group meets on the second Thursday of every month in members’ homes. All women affiliated with Hockessin Church are invited to join this group, regardless of age. If you are looking for Christian fellowship, friendship, study and service, please join us. Contact Nancy Sandukas,nsandukas@verizon.net or 302-239-5390, to RSVP or for additional information.

Please join us for fellowship, coffee, etc. every Monday morning from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Room 4 as we make comfort pillows for Hospice, Helen Graham Chemo Center, as well as the children at A. I. DuPont Children’s Hospital. In addition, we will also sew hats for chemo patients and stockings for soldiers. Threads of Comfort & Love is a sewing ministry meeting the needs of persons in times of crisis. Help us to make an eternal difference in someone's life today.

To volunteer and for additional information, contact Joyce Cook, 302-234-2166 or joycejim08@yahoo.com


UNITED METHODIST MEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Methodist Men meet regularly on Saturdays and enjoy breakfast  together in Faith Hall. We are involoved in several mission projects serving our community through construction and serving, with organizations such as Family Promise and Urban Promise. 

All men affiliated with HUMC are invited to be a part of this small group. 

For more information contact:

churchoffice@hockessinumc.org, or 302-239-3030

I dont know much about the Bible. Is that a problem?

Not at all. Small groups are a great place for a person to learn about the bible from peers. There are no Bible scholars in small groups, simply people learning together what the Bible says and how to use it to guide our daily life.

How do small groups fit into the tradition of the United Methodist Church?

Jesus was a small group leader. Many of his teachings occured with the twelve disciple. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, formed "societies" or small groups of people learn the tenants of Christianity.

What are the myths concerning spiritual growth?

Many people believe that they can mature in isolated study of the Bible. The Bible can mean something different to each person, depending upon their background and current situation. Spiritual growth occurs best through dialogue with others: learning how it speaks to them and clarifying your own understanding God's Word.

Can my family be a small group?

Certainly. It is an excellent way to be a role model to your children. However, it is important to facilitate discussion and discovery and not one understanding.

Is it possible to have a virtual small group since I travel for business?

Rightnowmedia.org ​means that a small group can meet virtually. Contact the Small Group Ministry Leader if you wish to facilitate such a group.

HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO SMALL GROUP STUDIES?

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