Tales from the Team
- 11 August 2021
- Dan McKinlay
|My tale comes from Home Groups|
|There is a diverse history of home groups at SHAP. Prior to amalgamation, each parish had its own history with small groups and the challenge in this new season has been finding a solution that helps people engage more deeply with our community and with God’s word.|
My approach to home groups has been to continue encouraging those long established groups to meet whilst making it easier for new members to be involved in a home group, maybe even for the first time. Most recently (in lockdown) this has taken the form of the online midweek fellowship. Although it is not a Bible study per se, a primary feature of our time together is that we explore a theme or watch some teaching content and then briefly discuss it.
As much as loneliness from one another can be a real and pressing issue during lockdowns and restrictions, being isolated or feeling far from God can leave us in despair. Whether you have been a part of a SHAP group for a long time or if you’ve started joining us in this lockdown season, I commend our small groups to you. In the final few months of 2021 we will have a new resource for small groups on the theme of assurance. Stay tuned for more info!