What are Small Groups? Glad you asked. Here are some answers to a few questions you might have:
Why Small Groups?
At Harvest Bible Chapel, our aim is to glorify God by loving God and His mission of making quality disciples of Christ. We believe this is best accomplished in the context of community, where believers are able to mutually care for and encourage one another in accountable relationships by growing in Christ-likeness through God's Word, worship, prayer and witness. This is why we are a church not simply with Small Groups, but of Small Groups, since we believe Small Groups are not merely beneficial, but essential for everyone's growth in Christ-likeness.
What do Small Groups look like?
A typical Small Group meeting consists of a time of worship, Bible study, prayer and mutual accountability (men with men, women with women) and fellowship. The biblical curriculum is common to all groups. Meetings are approximately two and a half hours in length (e.g. 7:00 - 9:30 pm).
When and Where do Small Groups meet?
These groups meet weekly, three to four times per month, in homes throughout Brampton and surrounding areas. Most Small Groups meet from Monday through Thursday in the evenings, with some meeting on Sunday afternoons.
How can I join a Small Group?
To join a small group at Harvest, complete these 3 easy steps:
1. Attend a Peak Performance class, which is designed to give you a solid understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to Worship, Walk with, and Work for Christ here at Harvest Brampton.
2. Read and agree with our Small Group Member Covenant so that you understand ahead of time what it means to be involved in a small group.
3. Fill out a Small Group Application and drop it off at the Get Connected desk on Sunday.
We also encourage everyone who is interested in joining a small group to take the time and read our doctrine statement and attend Party with the Pastors as well. This gives you an opportunity to hear about our beginnings, meet some of the staff and leadership, and hear about our doctrine and direction as a church.
Small Group Leaders Link