Coronavirus update : Small Groups @Home

We recognise the crucial role our groups have to play in keeping connected and caring for each other at this difficult and challenging time, and we’re keen to encourage creative ways of doing this, while following government guidelines. 

Not in a small group but want to join? Contact one of the team via the details below.

Latest Small Group Notes

17th October 2021 – Gathered & Scattered: Local Mission

10th October 2021 – Gathered & Scattered: Front Line

3rd October 2021 – Gathered & Scattered: seeking to gain a fuller picture of the church

26th September 2021 – Speaking Truth to Power

19th September 2021 – Seeking God – A Bigger Story

12th September 2021 – Seeking God 2 – Together

5th September 2021 – Seeking God 1

18th July 2021 – Climate Sunday: Tending & Watching Over

11th July 2021 – All Things in Heaven & Earth…

4th July 2021 – Called and Sent

17th June 2021 – Excel in the Grace of Giving

20th June 2021 – Open Your Hearts

13th June 2021 – Christ’s Love Compels Us

6th June 2021 – Kingdom kinship

30th May 2021 – The Holy Trinity and The Gift of Belonging

23rd May 2021 – Pentecost

16th May 2021 –Giving God

9th May 2021 –Abiding in the love of Christ

2nd May 2021 –The key to fruitful discipleship

25th April 2021 – How’s your knowing going?

18th April 2021 – Easter season: Foundations of an upside down Kingdom

28th March 2021 – Different Kind of King

21st March 2021 – Depending on God

14th March 2021 – Mind blowing hope and truth

7th March 2021 – Jesus in the Temple

28th February 2021 – Suffering & glory

21st February 2021 – Wilderness

14th February 2021 – CAP Sunday

7th February 2021 – Pay Attention (Lent Challenge)

31st January 2021 – Amazing Authority

24th January 2021 – Remaking

17th January 2021 – Finding and being found

10th January 2021 – Inspired

3rd January 2021 – Come to me…and I’ll give you rest

Our Covenant Prayer for 2021

13th December 2020 – Advent : Living Hopefully

6th December 2020 – Advent : Living Hopefully

29th November 2020 – Encountering God

22nd November 2020 – Encountering the Presence of God

15th November 2020 – From Tents to Living Temples

8th November 2020 – Jesus is the Tabernacle

1st November 2020 – Rebuilding Eden

25th October 2020 – Covenant broken & restored 2 

18th October 2020 – Covenant broken & restored 1

Small Group Resources

 

A Beautiful Endeavour – A story in 7 scenes – Steve Elmes

Pursuing a conversation about same-sex attraction and following Jesus.

There are also 7 short videos that accompany the booklet, which you can access here

 

Telling your story online

A ‘how to’ guide for creating your video testimony for sharing with others

 

3P’s for Zoom Meetings

A simpler pattern for your Small Group meetings on Zoom

 

Creative worship ideas

Creative ways to worship (with and without music)

 

Lectio divina steps

Ideas on how to prayerfully read scripture

 

6M Summary Sheet

Ways to be fruitful on your frontline

 

Cycle of Grace

Work through this model of spiritual growth

 

Come and See – Small Group Guide

Come and See – Teaching Booklet for Leaders

Come and See tells the story of Jesus and invites people who don’t yet know him to meet him.

 

Everyday Supernatural Small Group Guide

Living a Spirit-filled life without being weird (can be used alongside the Everyday Supernatural book by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft)

 

Spiritual Friendship Booklet

Encourages us to develop spiritual friendship, with some practical resources to help you on the way.

Small Group Values

All involved  Becoming disciples  Creating Community

Doing Evangelism  Encountering God

At Bookham Baptist we are as committed to small group life as to congregational meetings understanding that the two settings resource very different aspects of church life. In congregations we worship, pray, receive teaching, are envisoned and can provide fun learning spaces for our children and youth.

In small groups we have the opportunity to all be involved, bringing our gifts and skills to serve one another. Small groups are the ideal environment for discipleship, being challenged to move on with God and grow in emotionally healthy spirituality. This is done best in small groups because they create communities of honesty, openness and safety where we can love one another sacrificially and in turn show the world what our faith means to us. This gives us opportunities for evangelism both together as a group and supporting one another as we share Jesus personally. At the centre of it all small groups are about encountering God together, being healing, restored, encouraged, equipped and enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit to live the lives God created us for.

We have around 200 people meeting in 29 small groups. We meet in homes in the evenings or during the day weekly to pray together, socialise, care for each other, work out how to live God’s word, encourage one another in our daily lives and use our gifts to minister to each other. You are welcome to join a group whether or not you are a member of the church.

The groups are mostly led by two ‘Small Group Leaders’ who relate to a ‘Small Group Mentor’ and all the groups are overseen and resourced by the ‘Small Group Resource Team’ (below).

Interested in joining a group? We'd love to hear from you!

Rev Gill Hawkins

Small Group Resources Team Leader

Jose Taggart

Small Group Resources Team Member

Nikki Watts

Small Group Resources Team Member

Phil Hawkins

Small Group Resources Team Member