*Please note that due to our region being put back in phase orange,
our home group will be hosted at the church for the time being.
Our goal in “Better Together Home Groups” is to supply resources, time and a safe environment for the people of God to come together and learn from the Word, and each other, in order to become Kingdom disciples that will glorify God and reach the lost for Him.
The Bible teaches that Christians are bonded together in a relationship of unity as members of one another. What follows is the principle, the purpose and the breakdown of our new Home Groups.
“All the believers were together and had everything in common." Acts 2:44
"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,” Acts 2:46 NIV
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
Biblical Breakdown of the Home Groups:
-Studying the Truth...John 17:17
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord
in the splendor of his holiness.”
Psalms 29:2 NIV
The recognition of God for who He is, what He has done, and what we are trusting Him to do. The job of believers as worshipers is to praise and exalt the glory of our great God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. God fills all of the universe and eternity. There is no lack in him that requires us to magnify him so that He becomes bigger. Rather, worship recognizes and extols how big He truly is. Magnifying God is when we focus our praise and worship on Him. We see Him for the great and awesome God that He is; He is bigger than our problems and circumstances. That’s the power worship has. It changes us by changing our perspective of God. Worship is to be the lifestyle of the believer.
"Pray without ceasing,” 1 Thes. 5:17 NKJV
Prayer links us to a Heavenly realm we are unfamiliar navigating. Prayer is the God given communication link between Heaven and earth, time and eternity, the finite and the infinite. Simply put, it is relational communication with God
“so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
Romans 12:5 NIV
Fellowship is intimate communion with God and His people as they share the life and love of Christ with one another. It is the sharing of our lives and sharing the life and love of Christ with other believers. The Bible teaches that Christians are bonded together in a relationship of unity as members of one another. In fact, those who withdraw from the community of believers will find their relationship with God limited by their failure to participate in the fellowship of the saints.
(Acts 2:42; Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 11:29; Heb. 10:25; 1 John 1:5-9).
Studying of the Truth:
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
John 17:17 NIV
Truth is the absolute standard by which reality is measured. It is God’s view on every subject. Absolute truth cannot be perceived by human beings apart from the revelation of God. The Bible is the sole determiner of absolute truth, and God guarantees the truth of every word He has given in Scripture. The believer is dependent on the ministry of the Holy Spirit as the illuminator of Scripture in order to understand and obey what God has revealed to us.
(Num. 23:19; Ps 19:1-10; John 17:17, 2 Tim 3:7).
“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
Mark 16:15 NIV
Outreach is sharing the good news of Christ’s substitutionary death and resurrection and His free offer of forgiveness of sin and eternal life to all who come to Him by faith to receive it.
Every believer is called to share the gospel with every lost person possible, both at home and abroad. The act of sharing your faith is not reserved for ministers or evangelists. Jesus has given believers the task of telling others about Him and the Gospel of saving grace as we go about our daily lives. It can be as simple as doing a kind act for someone in need and then asking to pray with them afterwards while sharing the gospel, or it could be more elaborate (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 21:8; 2 Cor 5:18-21; Eph 4:11; 2 Tim 4:5).
Better together Home Groups
Our evenings will start at 6:30 p.m. where we will sing songs, pray for specific burdens and concerns, have a time fellowship, and learn how to study Biblical principles on a specific topic or theme together.
Over the coming year, we will not just learn and seek to apply the wisdom we have learnt to our lives, but together we will serve our communities by assigning specific service projects to each group. We will do what Scripture says; we will actively love our neighbors as ourselves as we work to put our faith into action. “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “
Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” James 2:8 NIV
At the end of the evening, we will pray for each other and the coming week.
Pastor Mona & Jonathan / Maia & Jason
Two groups rotating in four homes:
Maia & Jason's, Paul & Joyce's
Line & Mario’s, Pastor’s Home
Doug & Ashley / Erica & Sarah
Two groups rotating in four homes:
Erica & Christy's / Annette & Conrad's
Doug & Roxy's , Ashley & Tyler's
You will stay in your group for three months, and rotate between two homes. You will have the same two leaders for a month and then the following month you will have new ones.