Within Trinity Churches many people meet together in small groups. There is something deeply fulfilling about being with other members of the church family, and it has a different feel to gathering as part of a Sunday congregation.
Finding out about small groups
A typical Small Group would have four parts of their life together……….
Relationships are at the heart of church life, and most people who have been a part of a small group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships and friendships that develop. One of the best ways of getting to know others in the church is to join a small group and to meet others in a smaller setting. Small groups are also a place where you can look out for one another, and to provide support in times of need, change, crisis or stress.
Small Groups are an excellent way of learning more about God together… and you don’t need to be an expert to join! In a small group setting you can ask questions that are relevant to you, participate in discussions, hear and share insights with others on the same spiritual journey. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situation and this happens best in a small group.
Small Groups can be one of the best places to worship together. This needn’t entail 4-part hymn singing, but can include time for private prayer, listening to a quiet piece of music, praying as a group, or praying for each other.
Most healthy small groups are outward-looking, rather than always focused inwardly. This may mean inviting newcomers to their group, praying for the church’s mission partners around the country/world, taking part in particular activities in the life of the church, or getting involved in the local community
There are currently about twenty small groups meeting across Shrewsbury, and beyond. Some are ‘open’ groups which anyone can join, others are more focussed on young people / young adults etc.
If you want to join a Small Group, there are various ways to go about this.
- Fill in our online form, and the small group coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.
- Speak to one of the leaders of our Small Groups. They will help you to find the group which will suit you best. Details of the groups that meet together can be found on the notice board at the back of Holy Trinity Church or on our church web site. Some meet weekly and some fortnightly. You may even want to start meeting together with a few friends and perhaps invite others to join you.
Remember, you can try out a small group without any expectation of commitment. We recognise that it might take a while to find the right group for you, and all small group leaders are very happy for you to come along to one or more groups as taster sessions before making a final decision.
To find out more, or if you’d like to talk this through further, please contact Hannah Lins, our Small Group Coordinator, on 01743 362399. Email: email@example.com