Living into God's story
The church is a group of people gathered together by God to participate in his community together.
We often say, you are not really in the church unless you are in a community group. Some people get offended by that, but it is true. The Bible says we are to love each other, pray for each other, encourage each other, and sometimes even to reprove one another. How can you do that if you are not in face-to-face relationships? So we are always telling people to try out a couple of groups, find the one that fits you, and then commit to it. This applies to you whether you are here for three months or three years.
As a Church we are intentionally living into God's Story and believe transformation takes place as we journey together. Community Groups provide a place of connection. Groups of 8-12 people provide a place to build relationships, study scripture, and serve one another and the city.
Below is a list of current groups. Please get in touch to find out more or join a group. Groups are co-ed unless indicated otherwise.
g2c (gospel 2 the campus) - university ministry
Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM. Gather at the Newcomer Welcome Table in the fellowship hall of the church building. This group is for undergraduates, Masters, PhD's, or recent graduates of all levels. They are studying Gospel Christianity, from Gospel in Life (Tim Keller).
THE NEW WALK
[NOTE--3:00 PM start-time June 24th] Sunday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 PM, at a private residence near the church building. The group is named with reference to the description of the Christian life in Romans 6:4. It is open to all, and is currently engaged in a study on the Letter to the Galatians. Please contact Peter Brown if you are interested: email@example.com.
Sunday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 PM, at the church building. This group was established for newcomers to the church. They meet for coffee and fellowship and are currently using Paul Tripp's How People Change study materials. Contact us at the "get in touch" link above if you are interested.
SANCHONG SMALL GROUP
Sunday afternoons, 4:00-6:00 PM, at a private residence in Sanchong. This is a Mandarin-language group for singles and young families in or near Sanchong/Luzhou. The group focuses on Bible-story-based discipleship and outreach. Please contact Kalan Spencer for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 PM, in a private residence near the Shida night market. This group is for men only. It is currently studying gospel-centered leadership. Contact Pastor Dennis for details. (email@example.com).
W.O.W. (Women of the Word)
Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 PM in a private residence near the Minquan Road West MRT station. The group is for women only, and engages in worship, Bible study, and prayer. It is currently engaged in the Gospel Christianity, vol. III - Gospel & Community study by Tim Keller. Please contact via the "get in touch" link above for details.
[NOTE--On break through July, 2018] Thursday evenings, 7:45-9:30 PM, at a private residence near Xihu MRT station. This group is studying Gospel Christianity, vol. III - Gospel & Community, from Gospel in Life (Tim Keller). The 4th Thursday of the month is a game-night.
C.S. Lewis Pub Night
Twice a month on Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM, at The Crafthouse, No. 77, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao East Rd. This group is for men only. At each meeting, they discuss a chapter from a C. S. Lewis book. They are currently reading Perelandra. If you would like to join the group or get more information about it, please contact via the "get in touch" link above.
#tbt (Thursday Bible Talk)
Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM, in the church building below the fellowship hall. #TBT is for singles and couples. It is currently engaged in a study of the Letter to the Romans. The fourth Thursday of the month is a dinner at an off-site location. Contact group leader Stephen Tsai for details here.
t.g.i.f. (Thank God It's Friday)
Friday evenings, 7:30-10:00 PM, on the 6th floor of 261 Roosevelt Rd., Sec. 3. The group meets to eat, worship in song, study the Word, pray, and reach out together. This group is engaged in a study of the Gospel of Mark. Please contact via the "get in touch" link above for more details.
Meets once a month at varying times depending on schedules. Please contact via the "get in touch" link above if you are interested.
ENGLISH BIBLE CLASS
Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:00 AM, in Room 501 of the church building.
1st Thursday of the month, 7:00-9:00 PM, in Room 501 of the church building.