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Why Small Groups? We believe that small groups can provide the best context for discipleship to happen, through spiritual growth and community. Sustained life change takes place best in the context of intentional relationships with other believers, ( in circles more than rows) where believers are personally challenged and encouraged in their relationship with God and others.

Our ultimate purpose in small groups at Emmanuel is Discipleship: to make lifelong followers of Jesus Christ  in all nations, who are living obediently, growing in maturity, bearing fruit ,and being transformed into Christlikeness. 

Our goal in small groups is to relationally connect people in such a way that it encourages them to be growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ, continuing to take steps forward in their faith relationship with Christ,  demonstrating greater faith and living in greater surrender to the will of their heavenly Father.

The Secondary purpose of our small groups at Emmanuel is Caring. We believe that small groups can also provide the best context for people to be cared for and to care for others in the body of Christ. We are called to love and meet the needs of one another, especially as we go through difficult times in our lives and faith, which are inevitable. 

Therefore, our vision is to see EVERY PERSON at Emmanuel committed to one SMALL GROUP or BIBLE STUDY where they can:
  • Grow in their knowledge, application and obedience of God's word;
  • Be involved in corporate prayer for the body of Christ;
  • Experience authentic Biblical accountability for spiritual growth;
  • Build significant relationships with other believers
  • Genuinely care for the needs of the body and have their own needs met;
  • Use their spiritual gifts; and be involved with outreach and multiplication

When & Where do Small Groups Meet? Our Small groups meet every week, in different homes throughout the County or at our Church Building, on various days and nights during the week. They cover various topics, have various ages represented, but all have the same format. A typical small group meeting lasts about 2-3 hours, and consists of Bible study, discussion, prayer, accountability, perhaps worship and food. Our hope is to place you in a group on a day or weeknight  that works for you and is in close geographic proximity to where you live.

How Do I Join a small Group? After you have had a chance to attend a Newcomers Luncheon and the foundations course, we can work to find a small group that is right for you! We do recommend that you start by checking out our Small Groups Covenant hereCheck out the list below of the Small Groups that we have and see if perhaps there is one that might be a good fit for you. Then fill out the form and someone will get back to you. Please note that some groups are "open" which means available to new members,  and some are "closed" which means that they are in full or not taking in new members at this time. Thank you for taking this important step in your Spiritual walk and getting connected to the body of Christ here at Emmanuel.

Current Small Groups:

Location: Picton   Leader: Shawn Hippern    Date/Time: Tuesday's 6:30-9pm   Status: Full

Location: Picton   Leader: Ken Conley    Date/Time: Wednesday's 6:30-9pm   Status: Open        *Men only

Location: Carrying Place   Leader: Brian & Kristina hankyle     Date/Time: Thursdays 6:30-9pm   Status: Open 

Location: Bloomfield   Leader: Virginia Emory   Date/Time: Wednesday's 6:30-9pm   Status: Full  *Women only

Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Colleen & Andrew Burkinshaw     Date/Time: TBD   Status: Full

Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Mark & Dewey Larratt-Smith     Date/Time: Thursday's 7:00-9pm   Status: Open

Location: Bloomfield   Leader: Suzzanne White    Date/Time: Thursday's 6:30-9pm   Status: Full  *Women only

Location: Bloomfield   Leader: Gerry & Ellen Mulder    Date/Time: Thursday's 6:30-9pm Status: Full 

Location: Demorestville  Leader: Maureen Conley  Date/Time: Friday 9:30am 11:30am  Status: Open  *Women Only 

Location: Picton   Leader: Daniel & Emiliy Trudeau    Date/Time: Thursday's 7:00-9pm Status: Open

Location: Wellington   Leader: Bonnie Thompson    Date/Time: Thursday's 7:00-9pm Status: Full *Women Only 


Current Bible Studies:

Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Lloyd Crowe    Date/Time: Sunday's 9:30-10:30am   Status: Open

Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Pastor Peter    Date/Time: Sunday's 7:00-8:00pm   Status: Open

Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Pastor Peter    Date/Time: Wednesday's 1:30-3:00pm   Status: Open


Current Ministry Groups:

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Sarah Armstrong    Date/Time: Alternate Wednesdays  9:30-11:30am. For specific dates, click here.

Celebrate Recovery  Location: Emmanuel   Leader: Bob Burkinshaw    Date/Time: Tuesday's   9:30-7:00-8:30pm. For more information, click here.

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