Small Groups

We know that the way we relate to one another demonstrates the Kingdom and God’s heart for family. There are a number of different ways to engage in smaller groups who meet regularly for the purpose of developing friendships and connections, and ultimately having more honest, vulnerable and mutually-supportive relationships with one another. Look out for family nights, pop-up groups and mid-week smaller groups.

If you are interested in being part of a small group or home group, please get in touch via the contact form.

Mark Birch-Machin will be running 2 pop up sessions on the Prophetic. They will provide a highly practical, safe, fun and encouraging atmosphere to practise either stepping out for the first time or running faster in the gift of prophecy.
The background teaching for these sessions can be found in Mark’s 6 part series from September 2019 entitled “Exploring the Prophetic” on the Bay Church Soundcloud.
As the focus of the 2 sessions is on application, Mark will only give a brief summary of the relevant teaching points from the teaching series to facilitate the prophetic exercises to give more time for us to practise again and again so that we are comfortable with giving words of life in every situation.

Following on from Peter Wigglesworth’s sermon a few weeks ago, Alex Ross will be leading a 3 week pop up group on the practice of Scripture-based meditation (Lectio Divina).

This type of spiritual practice is very beneficial for:

  • Allowing God to speak into life situations
  • Recognising our emotions and understanding the impact they have on our body and mind
  • recognising stress, anxiety and striving
  • increasing our sense of “centredness” in God and resting in His presence without action
  • allowing scripture to speak to us in fresh ways

The outcomes that participants might expect to see include:

  • improved ability to meditate as a way to access peaceful awareness of God’s Spirit
  • improved ability to recognise emotions and how they impact us
  • greater awareness of the presence of God without striving or action

For more details please speak to Alex.

What: Time for connecting with each other and God. The plan is to have three 30 minute slots each dedicated to different things. These are soak, support and share; having time together to soak in the presence of God, pray for each other & have a cuppa and chat. Three 30 minute slots.
Who: Everyone who wants to come and spend time in the presence of God & each other
When: 8pm – 9.30pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday during term time.
Where: @the Lindsey’s starting Feb 4th

How to join: Talk to David or Laura (lindsey.david@gmail.com or laura.lindsey@thebaychurch.co.uk)

Coffee morning

Once a month, on a Monday, we meet for coffee, cake (and the occasional scone!) & chatting, with no agenda.

Sorry boys, ladies only! Babies and kids welcome. Please see Jo Ross for more details

 

WARRIOR PRAYER

The Warriors meet on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. 7:30pm Please speak to Pat Hutchinson for more information.

Matt and Sarah’s group

Starting in March 2020 for a 6 month trial period.

When: Runs on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, between 7:30 and 9:00.

What: We will be setting aside time together to explore more of who God is through worship, the word and prayer.

Where: Located at Matt and Sarah Johnson’s House.

How to join: To express interest and for more details contact Matt on 07758 221399, or speak with them at church.

TIME TOGETHER

What: Our aim is to spend time learning together, encouraging each other, and getting to know each other better.

The plan is that we are flexible in the content of each meeting; as we come together to study and share the Word, pray together, share communion, simply wait on God: and chat together.

When: To be held 7.30pm to 9pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month on an ongoing basis. The first meeting will be starting in Spring 2020.

Who: The meetings are open to anyone who would like to come along.

Where: At Ken’s and Anne’s home.

How to join: Talk to Ken or Anne at church, or email Ken at kennethfinlay@talktalk.net

or Anne at  ennacram49@gmail.com

James and Jenny’s group

James and Jenny Longfield meet to pray and worship every alternate Saturday evening from 7.30pm. The evenings are relaxed with minimal structure, a time set apart to focus on Jesus, through contemplative worship and reflection on the word, cultivating intimacy with Him. Please contact the core leaders/talk to James or Jenny if you are interested in joining.