We have a number of informal groups that meet in homes around our villages for the purpose of Bible study and fellowship. We encourage all Church members to join a group for study and ongoing encouragement in their walk with the Lord Jesus; and we do so for the following reasons:
- Understanding what God is really like.
In our world there are many religions and even within Christianity itself there are many views on God. But which ones are correct, and how do we know if our own views are right? Without God revealing himself to us we would have no idea what he is truly like. Christians believe that the Bible is the way that God has chosen to reveal himself to us, and so if we are to know what he is like, and what behaviour pleases him, then we must read what he has provided to us.
- Applying God’s word in our lives.
Merely studying God’s word is not enough if we are to grow in our faith, and so we need to apply what we learn in our groups to our daily lives if we are to live as people who are pleasing to him. Our Bible study groups encourage and enable us to do this together as we encourage one another to grow in the knowledge and love of God our Father.
- Practising fellowship.
Whilst our congregations are very caring, it isn’t always easy to be open with others about things that we’re feeling or concerned about in our gatherings on a Sunday. Our Bible study groups provide a place where, as we study God’s word together and learn from one another, that we can build intimate relationships, care for one another, and help each other grow in our relationship with God’s Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Ministry to one another.
God has made us dependent on each other, which is why the Christian Church is often described as a family or as a body, and our Bible study groups provide a means whereby we can minister to each other with the gifts that God has given each one of us by his Spirit.
We currently have two groups, one that meets on a morning after the Tuesday Communion service, and another that meets on a Wednesday evening. For teenagers we have our Xplore Group which meets once a month.
If you would like to know more about joining a Bible study group then please contact the Church Office.