WALKING WITH JESUS SMALL GROUPS WILL BEGIN WEEK OF JANUARY 7TH
This January we will begin our sermon based small groups based on our Walking with Jesus sermon series. Each Sunday our pastors will present a story of people walking with Jesus, and the week you are invited to unpack that story with others. Small groups are a place for adults to be growing together in faith and friendship though intentional, regular gatherings in order to encourage each other to live out our faith in practical ways.
How do these small groups work?
Every week, groups will gather together for 1-2 hours a week for a time to fellowship and study God’s word. The groups will study the same passage that the pastor is preaching on. They will dive deeper into the passage, and look for ways to practically apply it to our lives. It is amazing how much we can take from Jesus’ life 2000 years ago, and make it relevant for us in 21st century.
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” –Isaiah 40:8
Our small groups will happen in two sessions:
- Session 1 will be from January 7th until March 25th (eleven week series)
Some groups may end by March 10th, due to Spring Break
- Session 2 will be from April 4th until June 3rd (eight week series)
Groups will be meeting at various times and locations throughout the city. Find one nearest to you using the list below.
Tuesdays 10:00am @ the church
led by Lindsey Woodhaven
Wednesday 5:45pm @ La Taza Coffeehouse (15060 San Pedro)
led by Dave Reiss
It is our hope that most of you will participate in one of our Walking with Jesus small groups. Signup using the form below if you are interested in being in a small group. If you are interested in hosting or leading a small group, please contact Dave Reiss.
Over the years, I’ve been part of several small study groups both Christian and secular. I find them very valuable not only to my spiritual life, but also for the development of lasting friendships. Within a small study group, you have the opportunity to express your beliefs and feelings that might not be open to you in a larger group if you tend to be a shy person. In a Christian setting, you have the support of your small group during times of conflict, trouble, and sorrow through prayer and with no condemnation. You find that others have the same concerns and prayer needs and together you can work through them. When you agree to keep things within the group, then expressing yourself becomes easier. The Bible becomes more enlightening to you when you study together as well. We learn from each other. Someone might have thoughts about a particular passage that might open up a better meaning for you and in turn the Holy Spirit might use you as well.
Whether you are in a small Christian Study Group or in a small social group, work group, etc., a blessing can always be found. I hope you consider becoming part of one of SPPC’s Study Groups.
— Charlotte Noll