What is a small group?
For us, a
small group is an intentional face-to-face group (3-12 people) who meet at a regular time
(often twice a month) to focus on a certain tasks that actualizing the reign of the
God in one's life and in the world.
In contrast, a
servant group is small group that practices four
elements: study, prayer, sharing, and mission with the intention of
growing in Christ and actualizing the reign of the God in one's life and
in the world.
is a group of people that have been discerned by the church to carry out
specific tasks for specific periods of time on behalf of the church.
Women's Reading Group.
This small group is a women's reading and discussion group that meets on
the 4th Saturday of each month at 6:30 at the church. Contact Vangie at 263-0204 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Geneva at 316-262-2644 (email@example.com).
committee assumes the
legal responsibility for relating to the state and the world in such
areas as incorporation, taxes, maintaining titles of ownership of church
prpoerty, and maintaining insurance. In addition, this committee oversees
the management of church property, including maintenance and repairs,
preparing recommendations for a church budget, and working with the
Mission & Service Committee.
This committee provides opportunites for MCs to
become informed about and involved in short-term and long-term ministreis
of service, peace, and justice. Meetings are every 4-6 weeks at 9:00 am
(often at McDonld's, Central & Edgemoor). This committee planns the
weekly "Focus on Mission" for Sunday worship, and initiates forums on
service, peace, and justice issues. Contact Pat at
Immigration Servant Group.
This servant group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of
the month, 7:30-9:00 p.m. This group will meet for
worship, study, sharing, prayer, and focus on its "outward" mission a
bringing a religious perspective to immigration issues. For more
information, contact Pat at 371-8274
Church Council. This
committee meets once a
month and it made up of the Shepherds, teaching minister, moderator, and
treasurer. The responsibilities of this committee include overseeing:
(i) the ministerial staff, (ii) the activities and committees of
the church, such as worship, education, mission and service, trustees,
and small groups, and (iii) the recommendations for the agenda for the
monthly Church Life meetings.
NT Greek Reading Group.
small group focuses on reading and translating the Greek New Testament.
We are currently reading Revelation. Each person reads a
verse in Greek and then translates into English, using “whatever it
takes,” including computer programs (Bible Works and Logos), interlinear
Bibles, grammars, hand books, and other helps. We meet on Tuesdays
from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church. Contact Jerry
at 316-253-4673 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bible Study Group.
group focuses on reading the Bible and discussing its
meaning and significance for us. Currently we are reading the Gospel of
Mark. We meet for 45 minutes each Sunday after the service and
fellowship, usually about 11:45 am. On Sundays we have potluck (1st
Sunday) and Church Life meetings (3rd Sunday), we meet about 12:30 pm. Contact Jerry
(316-253-4673 or email@example.com).
committee gives attention to the spiritual growth and
direction of the chruch, both as a whole and individuals with in. The
Sheperds will be discerned and called for staggered two-year terms, to
work as a leadership team with the teaching minsiter.
committee meets once a
month to plan worship services, including the scheduling of worship
leaders and teachers, topics and themes, songs and verse of the month.