Image description GROWTH Small groups: grow as you share life together and dig into God's word

Growing Together in Small Groups

Small groups are very important part of forming community at Grace. They provide opportunity to know and support one another, to pray and dig into God's word together.

Small Groups

As quite a large family meeting together on Sunday mornings, it can take a long time to get to know everyone. Relaxed time after the meeting provides good, but limited, time to catch up with people you know and get to know others you don’t. For this reason, plus others, we encourage everyone to get connected with a small group listed below. (These are the existing groups but there is always possibility to start new small groups if you just can’t make one of the current groups. Please contact David or Chris if you would like to discuss this further.)

Being involved with a small group enables you to build deeper relationships with a more manageable number of people. Your small group is to be a key form of support as you go through life’s ups and downs. Your group can know what’s going on in your life and help in a way that the broader church can’t.

Growth happens in the life of a Christian when they are exposed to the teaching of God’s word in the context of relationships with other Christians. Small groups provide a great opportunity to dig into the Bible together in an interactive way along with the opportunity to form close knit relationships as you share life together.

Please contact one of the small group leaders below if you would like to get involved. The following small groups currently meet in various homes during the week (either weekly or fortnightly) or at the church property:

Wednesday Evening Groups

Ladies Evening Group 7:15pm

One of the benefits of a single sex small group is you can share with a greater level of openness and honesty dealing with issues that women face. Ladies of all ages are welcome. Currently we have quite a spread of ages from young women through to later working life.
Leader: Jodie Brown
Phone:(02) 4955 7610
Email: livethetruth@hotmail.com

Mixed Group #1 7:30pm

For young adults to retired ages, both singles and couples. Our current group is a good mix of singles and couples with a variety of ages and vocation. We generally study through books of the Bible, but sometimes do topical studies also. Each night includes a time of prayer. We also aim to have a social night each term which may involve a games night, going out to the movies or simply doing dinner together.
Leader: Chris Taylor
Phone:(02) 4948 1549
Email: chris.taylor@gecn.org

Mixed Group #2 7:30pm

For young adults through to retired ages, both singles and couples.
Leader: John Hollier
Phone: 0414 502 144
Email: john.w.hollier@gmail.com

Mixed Group #3 7:30pm

For young adults through to retired ages, both singles and couples.
Leader: TBC
Phone: TBC
Email: TBC

Men’s Group #1 7:30pm

Similar to the ladies group, men’s group enables a greater degree of honesty and openness in talking through issues facing blokes. Currently there are guys who are uni students right through to retired guys. Blokes of any age are welcome.
Leader: David Calderwood
Phone: (02) 4955 0051
Email: david.calderwood@gecn.org

Men’s Group #2 7:30pm

Similar to the ladies group, men’s group enables a greater degree of honesty and openness in talking through issues facing blokes. Currently there are guys who are uni students right through to retired guys. Blokes of any age are welcome.
Leader: Sam Gorrick
Phone: 0401 806 956
Email: sam.gorrick@gmail.com

Thursday Day and Evening Groups

Ladies Day Group 10am

One of the benefits of this group is the variety of ages within the group and the opportunity to learn from each other. Catch up over morning tea then spend time reading the Bible, talking about how it applies to women and praying together. A creche runs for the children during the more formal part of the morning. All welcome.
Leader: Janelle Walker
Phone: (02) 4948 5302
Email: janelle.walker@bigpond.com

Mixed Group #4 (Alt Weeks) 10:00am

A group for retirees and others who can come mid-morning.
Leader: John King
Phone: (02) 4975 1541
Email: johnandangela@smartchat.net.au

Mixed Group #5 7:00pm

For young adults through to retired ages, both singles and couples.
Leader: Gordon McMurray
Phone: (02) 4951 1221
Email: gmcmurray@spin.net.au