Small Groups- Winter 2018
We have a great lineup of small groups for you this winter mini-session, running 8 weeks from Jan. 28th-March 18th. We hope you’ll consider joining us for one of these awesome groups! Please take a look at the dates and times available and sign up one of these ways:
1) Use a welcome register on a Sunday morning and indicate the group you choose.
2) Use the online form at the bottom of this page
3) Email Chris directly at email@example.com
Group A: Social Justice and the Presbyterian Church
Leader: Bill Hitchings
Defined by the Oxford English, social justice is Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. As Presbyterians, we believe that God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
Group B: The Book of Phillippains
Leader: Chris Werner
Location: Werner’s home
Things don’t always go as we intend. It’s easy to feel discouraged when what we had hoped for is spoiled or because others make life difficult for us. Paul, writing this letter from prison, certainly know what it meant to have your plans interrupted. Join us for an 8-week exploration into the book of Philippians as we discover how to deal with life’s disappointments in a positive way!
Group C: Unusual Gospel for Unusual People
Leader: Mary Johnson
Location: Johnson’s home
Jesus spends much of the Gospel of John talking and dealing with a series of unusual questions and having some unusual conversations around them. Join us on Mondays at 7pm as we dive into the Gospel of John and find out what it means to walk together with Jesus.
Adult Sunday School
Leaders: Frank Mitvalsky and Andrea Keefe
Sundays @10am, every week there is Sunday school until May 20.
Location: Fellowship Hall Classroom
Join us as we continue our video series called “That the World May Know”. This series is unique because it is filmed on-site of the biblical locations being studied that week. Attenders from the last session said it was the next best thing to actually being in the Holy Land! This is a drop-in class. You can come as you are able, even if it’s not each week.
What is a “Small Group”?
- A Small Group at BPC is a group of 8-15 people who have chosen to meet weekly in a welcoming setting to discuss scripture and Christian topics for the purpose of building relationships with Christ and one another.
- BPC Small Groups meet by “trimesters”, usually around 10-12 weeks. This gives you a definite beginning and end- being in a particular group isn’t a life sentence!
Why should I get involved with a Small Group?
- Building relationships: A small group gives you the opportunity to get to know people at a deeper level. Sunday mornings are an awesome time to worship with the whole family of God, hear a sermon, engage in corporate vision, etc. but a small group gives you a chance to build deeper friendships with people you might not otherwise get to know.
- Learning the Word of God: Sunday’s sermon is a great time to get a broad teaching of the Word of God. However, small groups provide time for one on one discussion. Small Groups at BPC are discussion-based so we can all be involved in the conversation if wish.
- Opportunity to Serve Others: Each of our Small Groups are invited to take part in a mission-focused activity each semester.
- Place to invite friends: A small group is a natural place to invite friends and family. Sometimes people are more comfortable going to a small group then attending a Sunday morning service.
- Follow the New Testament pattern: Acts 2:42-47 gives us a blueprint of what the early church was passionately committed to. The early Christ Followers gathered in homes, shared meals, read the Word, prayed together, and simply shared life together. When you participate in a small group you are following the New Testament pattern.