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 June 2021 – Excel in the Grace of Giving
25th October 2020 – Covenant broken & restored 2
Small Group Resources
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
A ‘how to’ guide for creating your video testimony for sharing with others
A simpler pattern for your Small Group meetings on Zoom
Ways to be fruitful on your frontline
Work through this model of spiritual growth
Living a Spirit-filled life without being weird (can be used alongside the Everyday Supernatural book by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft)
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).