About Small Groups
Faith Methodist Church is a church of small groups! Small groups are the key to experiencing life in the church. A small group is more than a Bible study or fellowship group; it is the primary place of care and ministry, where group members experience community and love, build up one another, and are equipped to serve others. It is a community where we are accountable, transparent and open with each other.
Small groups are the basic building blocks and the heartbeat of our church life. Faith Methodist Church’s Vision – “Transforming Lives, Changing the World” – is primarily achieved through small groups. Small groups embody the five purposes of F.A.I.T.H, both in the individual member, as well as in the group.
The Five Purposes of F.A.I.T.H
We are a community of small groups, with every member connected in soul-to-soul relationships in a small group. This loving atmosphere of forgiveness and acceptance so permeates the church that members are always meeting needs where they find them, and healing hurts where they see them.
Together with the small groups we belong to, we gather weekly for weekend Celebration Services to express our love for God with songs, prayers and giving as one congregation. We will also be a people engaged in unceasing prayer and gathered, in our small groups, in worship and praise regularly.
In our small groups, we serve fellow members and the community together with our God-given SHAPE (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences).
Our small groups will be a community where life change and transformation take place. This will be done through the study of the Word, prayer for one another, accountability, authentic fellowship, serving together, reaching out together as a team, and more. As God works in each person through the small group, by His grace, we will grow to become more and more like Jesus.
The small group is also the place for developing Christ-like leaders of influence in the church and our world. These Christ-like leaders of influence would be people who are fully growing in the purposes of F.A.I.T.H, who in turn are a positive influence in our church, families, neighbourhoods, workplaces and schools, and even to the regions beyond.
Our small groups invest in relationships with people in our spheres of influence, the community and the regions beyond as a team so as to transform lives and change the world.