The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. At St. John’s you’ll find many small groups that provide a venue for their members to grow closer to God and to each other through mission and outreach projects, Bible studies, prayer, and mutual encouragement.
If you’ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop that person and say, “But what about…?” or “I don´t understand,” then a small group is for you!
Preaching and teaching is one-way communication. You listen while the speaker speaks. It’s fine for imparting knowledge but not as effective for personal application as a small group.
In a small group setting, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text, and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situations and that happens best in small groups.
Visit the Getting “Plugged Into Ministry” section of the website for an overview of all the various groups and find one or more that meet your needs.