GBC Small Groups
Sept 2023 - Jun 2024
Organized Small Group Offerings
GROUP 1 | Being Updated
GROUP 2 | Being Updated
GROUP 3 | Being Updated
GROUP 4 | Being updated
Why Small Groups?
Believing that Christ calls our church to participate in making disciples of all the world’s nations, GBC Small Groups foster community, encourage spiritual maturity and provide an opportunity to develop our spiritual gifts. Groups are also encouraged to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of service and evangelistic efforts.
We seek to make it possible for all GBC members to participate in Small Groups. Small Groups provide a natural mechanism for relationship-building and member care in our church family. Small Groups also play a vital role in pursuing an intentional discipleship path. Our Small Groups enjoy a sense of family, sharing responsibilities, using God-given gifts, and caring for one another and our community in practical ways. Partnering with GBC's Outreach Team, the Small Groups Team expects to announce opportunities for service suitable for individuals or the entire Small Group.
Small Group Purpose Elements
Small Groups provide an environment for fellowship, giving, receiving, learning, sharing, encouraging, praying, confessing, and celebrating. We grow in community and discipleship in this context. We encourage each member of each small group to live out their purpose as an important contributor to health of the group. Relationships developed in Small Groups provide members with the opportunity to pursue life-on-life discipleship in an emotionally healthy context. Small Groups also form team, like a family, to engage in mission with those in our circles of influence and relationship. Service and mission as a Small Group proclaims publicly our life in Christ.
- Experiencing Community (fellowship, relationship, mutual encouragement)
- Fostering Spiritual Development (growing as a disciple, understanding God's Word, exercising spiritual disciplines)
- Bible-centred discussion (a variety of study approaches offered)
- Prayer (audible, silent, individual, and group prayer practiced)
- Integrating Service/Outreach (each group selects their area of service)
Equipping and Support
The Small Group Leadership Team consists of Dan Chapman, Michelle and James Farnsworth, and Karen and Jacob Ginter. The Team is committed to equipping and supporting Small Group Facilitators in their catalytic role.