Why are they so important?
1) They help us to develop meaningful relationships. Because Myton Church is relatively large, it is very difficult to do this simply by attending on Sunday mornings. Belonging to one of these groups gives an opportunity to get to know a few people really well. We deliberately aim to have housegroups where there are a range of ages and backgrounds represented.
2) They provide a meaningful context for ongoing discipleship. We all need regular encouragement in our Christian lives and to have some accountability to others who we trust. Belonging to a small group helps ensure that we are applying the Bible’s teaching to every area of our lives.
3) They specifically help to further our three church goals. As a church we want to be being bowed down in loving devotion, built up for acts of service and sent out as full time Christian workers.
For these reasons, we encourage everyone in the church to join a housegroup, if at all possible.
When do they meet?
Most housegroups meet weekly on Tuesday evening.
In addition there are two other weekly groups that meet in different time slots (Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening).
On Wednesday morning, there are ‘midweek’ groups for women, which includes mums with pre-school children.
1) Bible - Groups will spend a good amount of time studying and applying the Bible to their lives.
2) Prayer - The house group setting offers a great chance to pray for each other and for the wider needs of the church and world.
3) Fellowship - It can be hard on a Sunday to get to know one another at a deeper level. That's why house groups provide a great place to share life and build friendships.