SMALL GROUPS VISION
PRESCRIPTION FOR HEART-DECEIVING 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
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
SMALL GROUP CHIEF END
GROWTH IN MATURITY
MOVING FROM MILK TO MEAT
“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:12-14
How big are small groups?
The typical size of a Small Group will be 10-16 people.
When and where do small groups meet?
Groups meet weekly all throughout the week (Sunday-Thursday).
Small groups typically meet in homes in the Etobicoke and Mississauga areas. However, amidst COVID-19 restrictions, groups are primarily meeting online-only via ZOOM. At their discretion, groups are free to select days to gather in-person.
What does a small group night typically look like? What are the primary elements?
What is the small group curricula?
Our small groups go through 6 studies over the course of roughly 2 years. These are selected by the small group leader in consultation with an elder. You can find out more at https://hopegroups.ca/milk-to-meat/