In a big church like All Saints, where do you fit in? We want to be a church where you feel you belong, and where you find other people you can do life with, as we all seek to grow in our relationship with God.
On Sundays, we are a large church family that comes together to worship the Lord and learn together from the Bible. But building a sense of community can only go so far on a Sunday morning.
This is why, during the week, we meet as many smaller communities. This is where we can get to know others in a relaxed setting; where we can dig into the Bible together, ask questions, and pray for each other; where we learn how to put our faith into practical action – whether it is serving within our church, in our neighbourhood or at our place of work.
Life is better when we join together in community!
Each mid-week community will have its own unique character, but each group will include the following elements in its meetings:
- Encounter : Looking up to encounter God more deeply (including through music,
exploring the Bible’s teaching, discussion and reflection).
- Formation : Looking in to be shaped by the Bible and prayer; and in doing so to,
slowly but steadily, have our characters transformed to become more like Jesus.
- Mission : looking out – to notice the needs of individuals and groups in society,
and to be guided by God’s Spirit to pray for breakthrough and where possible,
be part of the solution in practical service, and the seeking of justice.
If you are part of the All Saints family and looking to join a mid-week community, please click on the button below to view a list of different communities.
If you need help choosing a group, do get in touch with the church office.
What Communities are discussing this term
In June and July our communities will be looking at prayer, based on “The Prayer Practice” (all resources for this are available at www.practicingtheway.org/prayer)
Discussion notes are available to view or download using the link or button below:
Materials previously used
In our archive section you can view or download a selection of the Bible study discussion notes that our Communities (previously known as Homegroups) have used in the past.