United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11
Small Groups Models:
· Even at the start of Jesus’ ministry, he chose a small group consisting of 12 men. He spent time with them, had fellowship with them, and taught them. The early church was a small group that gathered to support one another, initially meeting together in homes.
· Small groups for accountability and support in faith formation are the "method" of Methodism. John and Charles Wesley, the 19th-century founders of the Methodist movement, invited people to join small "classes”. These Methodists came together weekly to report on their spiritual progress, needs, and problems and to pray together.
We invite you to join one of our small groups: Are you searching for answers? Do you want a meaningful faith? Are you looking to connect with fellow believers? Do you want to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ? Then explore our small group webpages to discover opportunities for growth and spiritual development that the small groups in our church offer.