Discipleship groups

We have several home groups for adults of all ages and all stages of faith.

Wednesday Fellowship meets every other Wednesday evening from 8.00 pm during term time at the home of Peter and Sara Smout: 3a, Woodland Drive, Dursley.  

With up to 10 people at each meeting, the aim is to learn from God by studying the Bible, praying together, and generally encouraging each other in the Christian faith. The approach is usually to work through a book of the Bible over several weeks, using study notes, CDs or DVDs as a guide. Recent examples have included studies based on Ephesians and Mark's gospel, help in developing our prayer life, and thoughts on growing as Christians.

All are very welcome to come along - just check the website for dates and details.

Contact: Peter or Sara Smout

 

Voyagers Group meets once a month, with meetings timed to suit as many people as possible. Meetings generally focus on a major contemporary issue from a faith perspective and are a mix of discussion, quiet reflection and prayer. The group is prepared to challenge, question and discuss difficult issues of life and faith. It tends to attract people of a questioning nature who are uncomfortable with the certainties of dogma.

 It is important to the group that its meetings lead to practical expression of faith in the community. Recent meetings have discussed peace, climate change and inclusivity. The group is also keen to reach out to and learn from people of other faiths and has for example attended a meeting of the ‘Spirit of Peace’ at the Friendship Café in Gloucester with other Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Contact: Martin Gregg

 

Faith Group is a friendly, lively and informal group of ladies who meet fortnightly on a Wednesday evening to share ways to explore our faith together. We meet in term time and try to find courses or stand-alone study sessions so as not to exclude those who cannot come to every session. We share faith, fellowship and friendship with food and drink to encourage us. In the summer months we often go on prayer walks and picnics. We do our best to support each other and are always open to new ways of exploring our faith together.

Contact: Debbie Jones

 

Men’s Breakfast  If you enjoy a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea in the company of other blokes, then this could be the group for you! Men's Breakfast meets at St.George's on the 3rd Saturday morning of every month at 9.45 am. As well as enjoying food and fellowship, this group provides an opportunity to learn how to live as biblical men in today's world by reading and discussing the Bible together.

Contact: Andrew Hill

 

The Exploring Christianity course runs each autumn beginning in October and lasts for about 12 weeks. The course aims to explore the Christian faith in a friendly and relaxed way and is open to anyone, whether they are new to faith or would like the opportunity to re-explore Christianity. The course provides an opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about the Christian faith, to engage with the joys and challenges of being a Christian and to grow and mature in faith.

Meetings are relaxed, friendly and open and no question is considered silly or out of bounds. Meetings include discussions, time for reflection, bible study, teaching and a chance to listen and learn from each other. The course also provides good preparation for those who are thinking about confirmation.

Contact: Rev’d Sophia Acland                                                                                                                          

 

Elm Lodge Bible Study Older members of our church community and some of the Elm Lodge community meet together in the welcoming comfort of the Elm Lodge residents’ lounge in Hopton Road at 10.30 am on the 2nd Monday of the month, following a Communion service at 10.00 am. The meeting includes Bible study, prayer and discussion over coffee. If a daytime meeting suits you better, you would be more than welcome to join us.

Contact: Rev’d Frances Wookey