WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?

Small Groups at North Lake is an intentional gathering of 8 to 12 people sharing a common relationship with Jesus. They meet regularly in homes, at church or other locations to study the Word through different formats (the Bible, videos, books, sermon discussions, etc.). Topics are selected by the facilitator or in consultation with group members. Small Groups provide a place where spiritual transformation can happen.

BIBLICAL PRECEDENT

Throughout the New Testament, fellowship, sharing and coming together in love, faith and encouragement were accomplished by being involved in small groups. Jesus began His earthly ministry by establishing His Small Group with 12 disciples. His purpose was to transform them into His image and subsequently send them out to share the Gospel with others. In Acts 2, the first century church met in temple courts and in house to house. Other examples exist throughout the Bible.

AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL

  • Participate in a safe and challenging environment

  • Learn with others how to imitate the type of attitudes and behavior that characterize a community of believers

  • Gain a better understanding of the Bible

  • Make new friends who care about you – members share the hard times and the good times with each other and pray together

  • Engage in significant conversations about real life

  • Have opportunities to contribute to the lives of others

  • Enjoy social times together – lots of laughter and fun

NEED MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO SIGN UP?

  • Contact the Small Group Ministry Team: smallgroups@northlakepc.org or call the church office at 352-753-8484 and leave a message for Linda Caporale, the Small Group Ministry Coordinator. She will be happy to call you.

WHO CAN FACILITATE A SMALL GROUP? YOU CAN!

ONE SENTENCE JOB DESCRIPTION

Small Group Facilitators cultivate a welcoming and safe environment where people can grow in their relationships with others and with Jesus.

IF YOU ARE

  • A follower of Jesus in a growing relationship with Him

  • Passionate about people growing in their relationship with Jesus

  • Committed to Biblical standards

  • Willing to provide care, guidance, and encouragement to a group

  • Interested in fostering an environment where spiritual growth and genuine friendships take place

  • Dedicated to the mission, strategy, and values of North Lake Presbyterian Church

YOU ARE NOT NECESSARILY

  • A teacher or Biblical scholar

  • A person who has all the answers

  • An extrovert

YOU CAN EXPECT

  • The Small Group Ministry Team will:
      - Advertise and help promote your small group
      - Place all interested people into your group in a timely matter
      - Communicate with you before and after start-up to provide assistance as needed
      - Pray for you and for members who join your group

  • As a facilitator, you can determine the topic for discussion and the frequency of your meetings or make those decisions after the group is formed.

  • You can share your responsibility as a facilitator with other members of the group. NEED MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO SIGN UP?

  • Contact the Small Group Ministry Team: smallgroups@northlakepc.org or call the church office at 352-753-8484 and leave a message for Linda Caporale, the Small Group Ministry Coordinator. She will be happy to call you.