Small Groups

A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses. I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me. His face, that hitherto may have been strange and intolerable to me, is transformed in intercession into the countenance of a brother for whom Christ died, the face of a forgiven sinner.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

At St. John’s, we seek to come alongside one another not only on Sundays when we gather, but throughout the days and weeks of our lives. The heart of community at St. John’s is the Small Group, a group of brothers and sisters who come together regularly to pray, learn, and share life. Through Small Groups, we seek to go deeper into the spirit of Christ, seeking the ways that knowing and loving God might transform us through our presence with and for one another.

Mission of Small Groups

Believing that the mission of God is shalom—completeness, soundness, welfare, peace—and because God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit form a community of shalom, we are called to incarnate a community of shalom:

To know and love God
To know and love ourselves
To know and love our brothers and sisters
To know and love our neighbors.

Living out shalom in every aspect of our lives requires going deeper in our relationships with each other. We need a balance of encouragement and challenge in a context of love and faithfulness. Our network of Small Groups enables us to put this into practice.

Small groups typically follow the academic year and start meeting at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters. They usually meet every other week. There are always groups welcoming new members, so please contact us if interested.

Interested in joining a Small Group? Let us know!