A Small Group is a group of 3+ people who get together regularly around a common interest that is open for people to invite their friends, neighbours, work colleagues, or team mates.

WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?

Our Small Groups are a diverse mix of people who gather around common activities or interests. They are focused on building relationships that are authentic and life-giving where people encourage and care for one another.

 

From sports groups to lunch groups, mum groups to student groups, Bible study groups to creative arts groups, our groups are as varied as we are. The idea is to take what you are already doing, and turn it into a ministry opportunity. 

  • Groups are led by a leader who organises each meeting and ensures the Small Group retains its intentional purpose.

  • Groups meet throughout the year, typically in the four school terms. Some Small Groups may be courses with 6-8 sessions that happen more than once a year.

  

  • Groups meet weekly or fortnightly during each term/semester.

  • Groups meet in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings.

dO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A SMALL GROUP?

ENCOURAGEMENT

Small Groups at Elim are a place where people can be encouraged in their faith, whether this is a thought from scripture or an intentionally encouraging word from the leader or other members. We want our small groups to have an encouraging atmosphere everyone enjoys.

SCRIPTURE

Whether it’s through activities or discussion, the Word of God has an important focus in our Small Group conversations. This can be as simple as sharing something God is teaching you with the group, talking about a verse you read that week, or discussing the recent sermon series.

PRAYER

Prayer acknowledges the presence of God in everything you do and invites Him to respond personally to those present. It also gives an opportunity for members to share their spiritual needs and allow them minister to one another using the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

NEXT STEPS

At Elim, we want everyone to be growing and maturing in their faith. No matter where you are on the journey, there is a next step for you to take.  In our Small Groups we intentionally ask; “What do you feel is your next step in response to what God is saying to you?”

WHY SMALL GROUPS EXIST

Small groups are at the very heart of our church. They facilitate ‘more people becoming more like Jesus’ by being relational environments that help you grow as a disciple of Jesus and in making disciples of Jesus. God created us to live in community because life change happens in the context of relationships. Small groups are a primary way for people to get connected to our church family and grow into who God has called them to be.  

All our Small groups have a focus on studying the teachings of Jesus and personal application of God’s Word in our lives. i.e.

 

"Make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  - Matt 28:18-19

We have Small groups for all ages and stages meeting throughout our city. These are a great place to make friends, grow in your relationship with God and learn how to use the gifts God has given you.

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Office Hours: 9am-1pm

Monday to Thursday

Phone: 03-477 5533

Email: office@elimdunedin.com

 

Church Address: 67 Harrow Street, Dunedin

Postal Address: P.O Box 5390, Moray Place, Dunedin