Why do we do small groups?
God calls us as believers to exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13), pray for one another (James 5:16), and bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). As new creatures in Christ, we are brought into one family (Mark 3:31-35) and are expected to live together in unity (Ephesians 4:1-3), purpose (Philippians 1:27), and love (Romans 12:10). Sadly, for many Christians "church" means little more sitting in a pew and leaving when the sermon is over. At Colonial, we look to small groups as an important time when our church family gathers together to live out the unity and community that Christ has purchased for us on the cross.
when do we do small groups?
Our small groups meet at the church Sunday mornings at 9 AM. During this time, we also offer teen and children's Sunday school as well as a nursery. This allows small groups to be focused times of prayer and the study of God's Word, free from the distraction of spilled milk or someone hitting their brother.
what are we studying?
Our small groups begin with prayer and testimony, but the bulk of the time is spent studying God's Word. Our Bible studies focus on doctrinal themes (what does the Bible have to say about Jesus or spiritual growth?), book studies (Ephesians, Joel), as well as topical themes (character studies, Proverbs, etc.).
Our current study is a verse by verse exploration of the letter of 1 John. Below you can check out some of our other recent studies.
how can i join?
Our small groups are broken up by age and gender, so you will be matched up at a table with other men or women your age. If you would like to join us, please fill out an interest form and someone from the church will reach out to you and get you plugged in with a small group!