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

Rev Caroline Oliveira

Small Group Resources Team Member

Nikki Watts

Small Group Resources Team Member

Resources:

Lectio divina steps

Creative worship ideas

Come and See Small Group Guide

Everyday Supernatural Small Group Guide

6M Summary Sheet

Cycle of Grace

Spiritual Friendship Booklet

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

 

Latest Small Group Notes

17th February 2019 – Seeing in part, following the way of love – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

10th February 2019 – Faith, hope and imagination – Isaiah 35

3rd February 2019 – Reconciliation where you are – Colossians 1:3-14

27th January 2019 – All Things Reconciled : Breaking down walls – Ephesians 2: 14-22

20th January 2019 – Reconciled to Reconcile 2 Corinthians 5:15-21

13th January 2019 – Reconciled . . . by Jesus only! Colossians 1:15-20

Jan 2019 – All Things Reconciled – Our Theme for 2019

SGR Nov-Dec 2018

9th September – 14th October 2018: Come and See Small Group Guide

22nd July 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to love (especially the unlovely) – Acts 9: 1-19 & Col 3: 13

15th July 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to the Lost – Acts 8:9-40; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Isaiah 53

8th July 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to Service & Sacrifice – Acts 6 & 7

1st July 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to Freedom – Acts 10:1-48; Acts 13:38-39; Rom 8:20-21

24th June 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to Pray – Acts 9:40-42, Acts 12:12, Acts 16:25

17th June 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to Heal – Acts 3:1-11; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 20:7-12

10th June 2018: Church Empowered & Unleashed: Led to Proclaim/Being filled with the Spirit – Acts 2:14-41 – Acts 4:31; 8:14-17; 9:17-20; 10:44-48; 19:1-7 and Luke 11:9-13

3rd June 2018: Church Empowered: Feasting at the Festival-Acts 1:4-14; 2: 1-21; Gal 5:16,25

27th May 2018: Life in the Spirit -Romans 8: 12-25

20th May 2018: Pentecost: A gift for the Church and a gift for the world – Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; Ezekial 37:1-14

13th May 2018: Hospitality the Jesus Way – Luke 7:36-50 and Luke 14: 1-14