In addition to our Sunday services we meet informally in smaller groups during the week. We have four groups. Two meet on Tuesday evenings, one on Tuesday afternoon and one on Thursday evening. The evening sessions run from 7:45pm to 9:15pm with tea/coffee time afterwards (plus other goodies – some groups get cake – others, apple pie!)
We normally follow up the teaching given on the previous Sunday – clarifying our understanding and making sure that the word is well applied to our lives. We usually find that there is plenty to discuss – especially as we try to work out the practical implications of God’s word for our daily lives.
At other times we follow through a topical series – often with the help of a DVD. Some excellent materials are now available for this purpose.
Housegroups conclude with a prayer time. As well as encouraging and supporting one another through our prayers we seek God’s guidance in every aspect of church life. In this way we are able to bring many individual needs before the Lord who promises to hear the prayers of his people. Once each month the groups combine, so that the whole church can gather for thanksgiving and intercession.