POP-UP Groups 2017
What is a Pop-Up group?
A Pop-Up group is a short-term small-group that meets for about 12 weeks to try something new while exploring a fresh aspect of the Christian faith.
Pop-Up groups are all about variety. Naturally, every Pop-Up group will involve the Bible, discussion and prayer in some way.
Some groups will do in-depth bible study, others will be based around a hobby or activity, like a book club or crafts or board games or sport of some kind.
Others might be about serving the church or the community in some way or just spending time together socially. There are loads of possibilities.
Pop-Up groups are also a great way to make new friends, to try something new, learn a new skill, get out in the community and to grow in your faith.
What happens when the Pop-Up group finishes?
Everyone takes a break for about a month and then signs up for another one, if they want to.
Pop-Up groups will generally break at Easter, Summer and Christmas. These breaks come either at naturally busy times in the church - when lots is already happening - or during the holidays when people are away.
We all want to be happy. So why is lasting happiness so hard to find? Life explored will help you uncover what you're really looking for, and show you that the greatest pleasure in life is enjoying God himself. This Pop-Up group is suitable for people at any stage of their journey of faith and is perfect for anyone looking for answers to life's big questions.
Leaders email: Daron and Julieanne
When: Thursday evenings at 7:30pm
Where: The Vicarage
Turning points in the growth of the early church
Using selected passages from the book of ACTS, this group will trace out the progress of the early church to find out what "making disciples of all nations' really means.
Leaders email: Colin and Jill along with Dennis, Mark, and John
When: Monday evenings at 7:30 - 9:00pm, ending with refreshments
Where: Colin and Jill's
Pray for the transformation of a Weston by the love of God
Come and spend an hour and a half praying and praising God together
Leaders email: Theresa
When: Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm
Pray for the transformation of Weston by the love of God
God says, "If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Come and pray together for the transformation of Weston by the love of God.
Leaders email: Dennis
When: Tuesday afternoons at 4:00pm
This group will run as a book club, looking at the book, 'Holy Habits' by Andrew Roberts. Come and learn that discipleship is an adventure! The book looks at the nature of discipleship (adventure, aims, suffering, signs and wonders) and the nature of discipleship (holy habits, biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, prayer, giving, service, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship, making more disciples, dare to dream).
Parents with pre-school children are welcome to attend with their youngsters. We can be accommodating with start and end times to co-ordinate with school drop off and pick ups.
Leaders email: Tony and Jane
When: Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00 Mid-day
Where: Tony and Jane's
Freedom in Christ
Through His victory on the cross over sin, death and the devil, Jesus has already set us free. But sometimes we don't feel free! Perhaps we feel "stuck" in habitual sin, negative thoughts, fears, unforgiveness or condemnation. Maybe we are bogged down by the "cares of life". But we do want to grow, mature and bear fruit. The good news is that when Jesus said that knowing the truth would set us free, he meant it! This course will help you grasp the amazing truth of your new identity in Christ, teach you to uncover and resist the enemy's deception, and help you move on so that you can become the person God created you to be.
Leaders email: Barbara
When: Thursday evenings at 7:30pm