Historically Methodists discovered that meeting in small groups
helped people to become better followers of Jesus. Intentional
conversation together helps form 'whole life, lifelong and world
Small groups come in many shapes and sizes.
- There are 'encounters' for exploring questions of life
and relationship and these might be organised in cafes and
pubs.(Look at Table Talk and Lyfe materials).
- Small groups (traditionally called classes) for nurturing
people into the practises of faith which meet in church and
homes.(Look at Step Forward / Disciple / Mission Shaped Intro
- Tiny intimate groups (traditionally called bands) for holding
each other accountable for growing and practising the faith which
meet wherever two or three can meet together. (Look at the
INSPIRE network material)
For a sample of four sessions for a class meeting following an
act of worship see A Class of Your Own.
More material is planned for Lent/Pentecost 2013 to encourage
Methodists and others to explore the possibilities of small
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