SMALL GROUP MINISTRY
Faith is not shaped on an island.
Why are Community Groups important?
What our world needs is not more Christians, but more people who are living like Jesus. It’s possible to claim to be a Christian and even to know a lot about the Bible and still be just as racist, greedy, cowardly, and selfish as you were when you first stepped foot in a church. We think that's crazy. We want to be a church filled with people who are becoming more like Jesus every day.
The best way to learn Spanish, lose weight, quit drinking, or run a marathon is to do so in the company of a small group of other like-minded folks. The best way to become more like Jesus is no exception: it happens most powerfully in a small group.
The Power of a Simple Question.
Small Groups are structured around a simple question: “How is your life with God?” The very act of asking that simple question on a weekly basis causes you to pay more attention to your spiritual formation. Asking that one question at any particular group meeting might not seem significant, but asking that question in the presence of like-minded friends on an ongoing, weekly basis, is a practice that the Holy Spirit can use to drastically change your life. In the same way, doing a few pushups on any particular day won’t do much at all, but doing a few push-ups every day for years will make a great deal of difference.
What is the format of a Community Group?
Our groups meet once a week for an hour and a half. During the first half of the meeting, we do some sort of Bible or book study together. For the second half, we reply to the question, "How is your life with God?" We then close in prayer.
How do I get in a Small Group?
It's very easy to get involved in a Small Group at Trinity West. Just email our Campus Pastor, David Thompson, and provide some information about yourself and what type of group you are looking to join. We will be back in touch with you about your new group as quickly as possible.
For more information, contact David Thompson.