The purpose of these groups is to provide an opportunity for greater and more meaningful engagement with the Bible and to consider how scripture impacts on our lives and its relevance for us as 21st Century Christians.
Each group has a membership of around 8-10 members and meets one evening a week usually in school term time. The groups tend to use modern study guides based on a Christian theme or a specific part of scripture to guide their discussions. These study guides introduce ideas or themes and contain questions and prompts designed to get members of the group thinking about and discussing different aspects of our faith and the way in which we worship and engage with God.
Life Group members discuss the relevance and importance of God’s word in our lives today and although we use study guides to help us along the way these groups are definitely not about ‘study’. It is about sharing the wonderful message of the Bible and seeking to understand its relevance for us today in the 21st century. We often discuss the difficulties of combining the demands and stresses of modern life with our faith, and usually find that it was equally challenging for the early Christians whose lives we read about in these Bible passages. In this way we are able to see parallels between our lives and those of the Christians who lived so long ago, and to learn lessons from their experiences and their faith.
A slightly more traditional Bible Study Group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon. Recent studies have included John’s gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.
These groups are open and always happy to welcome new members. You can find out more about them by contacting the vicar.