Joining a small group is one of the most significant ways to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus and with others. Because relationships require time and investment to develop, small groups are a way we commit to walking our spiritual journey with a smaller group of people.
If you’re looking for relationships, attending an event hosted by a community group or serving in a ministry are great places to start. Then, as relationships grow, you might consider joining or starting a small group with one or two other friends.
How to Join or Lead a Small Group
Our church has two cycles of all-church small groups, one in the fall and one in the winter. Each small group cycle runs for about 8 weeks, usually in conjunction with the start of a new season or sermon series. These small groups are opportunities to grow in community, go deeper in the study of the sermon series and Scriptures, and experience spiritual formation.
In addition, various small groups with a specific focus are offered throughout the year. For example, some community groups offer short-term small groups, like a men’s Bible study or a women’s book study. At different times, the pastors offer spiritual formation small groups for those exploring the Christian faith or looking to take a next step as a disciple-maker.
To inquire about leading a small group, reach out to Pastor Will at email@example.com.
We have a new round of Small Groups launching at the end of February 2020 that will run through the season of Lent (late February through mid-April). Many of the groups will use The Common Rule spiritual formation curriculum that runs parallel to the Lenten teaching series. Here are the current available groups:
MENS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Doug Coffman, is for men. Childcare arrangements are possible. The goal of this group is to build connections among men while growing in spiritual formation using The Common Rule small group curriculum. The group will likely meet during a weekday evening, but exact day and time will be decided by those interested in the group. If you're interested in joining, contact Doug.
TUESDAY MIXED SMALL GROUP: This small group will be hosted by Travis and Becky Jarret at their home in Westford on Tuesday evenings. It's open to anyone interested! The goal will be to build connections, while growing in spiritual formation together using The Common Rule small group curriculum. If you're interested, contact Travis.
WEDNESDAY SMALL GROUP: This small group will be hosted by Lisa and Tom Lam at their home in Stow on Wednesday evenings. This is an existing group made up mostly of married couples, but the group is open to any newcomers. The goal will be to build connections, while growing in spiritual formation together using The Common Rule small group curriculum. If you're interested, contact Lisa.
YOUNG PARENTS SMALL GROUP: This small group will be led by veteran parents Susan and Steven Harrington and is geared for young families. The goal of this group is to build connection and supports among parents and families, while using the The Common Rule small group curriculum. There is limited space in this group. Please reach out to Susan if interested.
SUNDY MIXED SMALL GROUP: This small group is a mixture of adults from all life-stages and will meet after church at the Stow Chapel. This group will also be using the The Common Rule small group curriculum. The group will start the second Sunday in March. Please reach out to Will if interested.
There are new groups being formed, so check back for more opportunities! Also, if none of these options work, email Pastor Will.
Why Join a Small Group?