What is A Home Group?
A Home group is a small group of people from All Souls who meet regularly, usually at 9 Ringwood Avenue. These groups provide the opportunity to read and discuss the Bible together, to pray together and get to know one another.
Why go to a Home group?
There are two main reasons: First, to study the bible and discuss issues that come from that, a small group environment is very helpful; secondly, a small group provides an opportunity to meet and to get to know a more manageable number of people than you might meet at a Sunday service. That means there is a chance to get to know a group of people well, and therefore to be able to support and encourage them, and to be supported and encouraged.
What role do Home groups play within the Church?
In the book of Ephesians the Church is described as a body with a structure, ‘held together by every supporting ligament which grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.’ (Ephesians 4:16). We believe that Home groups play an important part in encouraging godliness, and building and developing relationships, within the context of good bible study, that strengthen the Church and help it to function as it ought.
What if I can’t get there every week?
Not everyone can get to a home group every week. However, by going when you can, you will get to know others in the group who will be able to support you and pray for you when you can't be there.
We arrange a varied and interesting programme of Bible studies, including books from the Old and New Testaments. Periodically, we also include ‘theme’ studies. The timetable is built around school term time dates, but some groups meet throughout the year.
.Where do the groups meet?
The following is a list of the groups and their leaders:
- Tuesdays - 9 Ringwood Avenue - Phillip and Penny
- Wednesdays - 25 Broke Farm Drive - Enid and Thelma
Both groups start 8.00pm
If you would like to discuss joining a group, please contact Penny Avann (01698 861742).
See you there!