WALKING WITH JESUS SMALL GROUPS
At San Pedro Presbyterian we invite you to join one of our Sermon Based Small Groups. These groups 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. 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.
This Spring we have five adult small groups that will meet at various times and locations. When you join a group, you are participating in the larger discussion of faith and friendship here at San Pedro.
Tuesday Nights at 7pm.
led by Dennis Solis and Roger & Peggy Thompson
This group will rotate between the Solis (117 Alcalde Moreno) and Thomson home (204 Sequoia);
April 10 & 17 @ Solis home, April 24 & May 1 @ Thompson home, May 8 & 15 @ Solis home, May 22 & 29 @ Thompson home
Sunday Mornings at 9:45
in the Neal Building (B105).
led by Lindsey Woodhaven
They will discuss the previous weeks sermon.
April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, & June 3
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.
“The simplest and best tool I’ve even seen for connecting people to one another and engaging them with the Bible for the long haul is sermon based small groups. Sermon based small groups allow the entire congregation to digest the same passage together during the week. They put everyone on the same page – and make them look at the same passage more than once.” – Larry Osbourne author of Sticky Church
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