We call our small groups Connect Groups. There are currently 6 groups; 3 meet on a Tuesday evening and 3 on a Thursday evening. We encourage everyone who calls Emmanuel home to be part of a Connect Group. Each group typically has 10-12 people in it. It means that we have the chance to get to know a few people really well and connect with them.On the evening, Connect Groups usually start with tea and coffee and yummy things to eat. We spend time studying the bible, normally the same passage that has been preached on the previous Sunday. This helps us really to get how God’s word applies to our day to day lives. We spend time praying about the passage we’ve just looked and praying for one another. We seek to be caring for and supporting one another. During our group times we encourage one another to be reaching out to others who don’t know Jesus with the good news about him.
Connect Groups are for those who are trusting in Jesus and part of Emmanuel Church. If you’re at the stage of finding out about the Christian faith or Emmanuel coming on one of our Christianity Explored courses might be a good place to start.