SMALL GROUPS

Small groups are uncommon communities applying God’s truth to everyday life

VISION FOR SMALL GROUPS

BIBLICAL COMMUNITY

THE ANTIDOTE TO LIFE-THREATENING SIN

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13

NON-NEGOTIABLE #1:

MUTUAL MINISTRY

Small groups are not about one member ministering to the rest, but all members ministering to one another.

“For I long to see you… that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:11-12

NON-NEGOTIABLE #2:

MULTIPLICATION

Small groups are not about maintaining the status quo, but multiplying disciplines by teaching and entrusting the gospel.

“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 1 Timothy 2:2

SMALL GROUP CORE ELEMENTS

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PRAYER

WORD

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ACCOUNTABILITY

PROCESS FOR GETTING INTO SMALL GROUPS

Our process for getting you into Small Group is super simple! Just follow the 3 steps below, or sign up to come to our next GroupLink event!

1. READ OUR DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

Click here to read our Doctrinal Statement to ensure you align with our beliefs.

2. READ OUR SMALL GROUP COMMITMENT

Click here to download and read and commit to our Small Group Commitment.

3. APPLY TO JOIN A GROUP

Click here and fill out our Small Group application form.

SMALL GROUP TYPES

MIXED

MEN

WOMEN

FAQ

When and where do groups meet?
Groups meet weekly in homes spanning from Erin Mills to York to Mimico. Small groups meet on weeknights (approximately from 7pm to 9pm) from Monday to Friday.
 
What curriculum is used?

For most of the year, a pulpit curriculum is used. A pulpit curriculum consists of discussions questions tailored around the recent sermon preached at Hope Church Toronto West.

At various seasons of the year, different curriculum will be used to focus in on either mission (e.g. evangelism and compassion) or special topics (e.g. men's/women's studies, parenting and marriage).

What happens in an average small group night?

This is a typical timeline of a small group:

7:00 to 7:15pm - Arrive and Connect

This is a time to have fellowship over light refreshments.

7:15 to 7:45 pm - Worship and Pray

This is a time to prepare our hearts for the study and meditation of God's word coming up next.

7:45 to 8:30 pm - Discuss God's Word

This time is has 3 key features

Discussion-driven. Rather than being a time where a single person teaches, it is a time where we can teach and exhort one another (Col 3:16).

Word-centred. Rather than drawing from extra-biblical sources, this is a time when we dig deep in God's very words  (2 Tim 3:16).

Application-focused. Rather than bering a mere exchange of intellectual ideas, this is a time to make specific steps to apply God's word to our daily lives (James 1:22-25)

8:30 to 9:15pm - Break Out for Accountability

During this time, the group breaks out and the men and women gather separately. During this time, sin struggles are identified and accountability measures are established for the sake of victory over sin.

Note: For mens and womens groups, this time is combined with the discussion time

Got more questions on Small Groups?

Contact Andrew at andrew@hopechurchtw.ca, or call 416-521-9292 for more information about getting into Small Groups at Hope Church Toronto West.

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