SMALL GROUPS & COURSES
Small groups and courses are great ways of learning more about the bible and deepening our faith, whilst also enjoying fellowship with one another! Groups and courses are open to anyone, regardless of your knowledge of the bible or the depth of your faith. There's no "closing date" for joining a small group so if you want to get connected to a group, just get in touch!
Small groups at St Barnabas provide places where we can grow in our faith, pray together and enjoy fellowship. There are a variety of Small Groups at St Barnabas including House Groups, Lent Groups and a Men’s Group. If you are not a Christian but are interested in finding out more about what Christianity is about, we occasionally run an Alpha group.
Lent Groups run weekly between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week each year. They offer an opportunity for us to go deeper in our relationship with God with others and individually in preparation for the joy of Easter. They are also a good way to try out being in a small group to see if you like it.
House groups are groups of between 4 and 10 people who meet regularly for Bible discussion, prayer and fellowship on weekday evenings or during the day-time. House groups are places where you can discover more about the Bible with others and dig deeper into what this means for your life. They are also places where we pray together and support one another as well as providing opportunities to keep in touch with others during this time of pandemic. House groups meet either in people’s houses or online.
Small Group Ministry is led by Hilary
If you'd like to find out more or join a small group then please get in touch with her at email@example.com. She can also put you in touch with individual small group leaders
FAITH IN LATER LIFE
The purpose of the Faith in Later Life initiative is to inspire Christians to reach out, serve and empower older people in every community through their local church. We, at St. Barnabas, realise that there are older people in our parish who feel lonely and isolated, especially at this very difficult time of pandemic. This is a new & developing area at St Barnabas so keep an eye out for more information as it comes! Watch the video to find out how the Faith in Later Life initiative aims to challenge stereotypes and empower older people.
Another new focus at St Barnabas that is still in development! Spirituality is at the heart of all of our ministry at St Barnabas and is a centre of Christian Living. Our Spirituality Ministry will be aiming to explore some of the different ways Christians live out the life of faith in God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, experiencing God in the ordinary everyday of life. We will look at key figures from history, such as Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Julian of Norwich, Ignatius Loyola, Teresa of Avila and more! The aim is for us to find ways for us to know the love which God has for each one of us and for it to permeate every aspect of our lives - not just on Sundays. Keep an eye out for more information as this ministry develops, including online "quiet days" and courses.