Acts 2: 42 & 44 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. …….. All the believers were together and had everything in common.
John Stott: I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that small groups, Christian family or fellowship groups, are indispensable for our growth into spiritual maturity.
One People: Clergy and Laity in God’s Church
At St John’s we see the Cell Groups as the basic building block of the church. It is in the Small Groups that members are committed to one another as to Christ. Small groups may be thought of as being just a part of the church, but the New Testament doesn’t make that distinction. The Small Groups are the church. Christianity was never intended to be a ‘solo ride’. In fact Christianity finds its most fulfilling and wonderful expression when people live, act and work in community – as friends, as brothers and sisters in Christ – in the Cell Group.
In the Small Group, the Body of Christ really becomes a family, as it is supposed to be. Members become lifelong friends as they share struggles, offer each other support and walk alongside each other to grow in faith and in love and in prayer. Currently at St John’s there are 17 active Cell Groups which meet in the morning, afternoon or evening on various days of the week. The ages in the different groups range from a group specifically for young adults 18 – 28, while other groups cater for young families with children, working couples and those who are retired. Sharing experiences relative to the others in the group, develops trust, understanding and spiritual growth.
There is a Resource Room with books, DVD’s and course material to assist those who lead the Cell Groups. This makes it easier for leadership to be a shared. Being in a Cell Group is an enriching and truly worthwhile experience.
To join a Cell Group contact Angela Brown: