They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Acts 2:42, 46-47
When Jesus called his disciples he joined them with strong bonds of fellowship as a group of twelve! Since that time, Christians around the world have discovered the power of small group community. Worship at St. Andrew can be a joyous experience, but worship alone does not fill our need for daily encouragement and practical ministry. Within a variety of small groups, St. Andrew members and friends experience growth as they share the ordinary concerns and celebrations of daily life.
Currently there are a number of small groups at
St. Andrew that meet to share their lives of Christian faith, spur one another onto spiritual growth, and learn together in discipleship.
Basic Christian Community: Each St. Andrew small group possesses its own distinct personality, but all our groups encourage the practice of core Christian practices. Small group meetings typically last an hour and a half and include Biblical reflection, prayer, and the sharing of daily concerns.
Small Group Resources: Many of our groups use the readings from the weekly lectionary as the focus of their Biblical reflection. Others use online video-based small group studies from RightNow Media. Recent titles that group shave studied include "The Good Book" with Kyle Idleman and Deron Spoo, "The DNA of Joy: Finding Joy in Everyday Life" with Greg Surratt, "Simplify: Unclutter Your Soul" with Bill Hybels, "The Influential Disciple" by Scott and Karen Hagen, "The Wonder Life" by Mike Foster, and "The Anatomy of a Disciple".
For more information about small groups at
St. Andrew, click here or contact Pastor Kyle.