THANK YOU FOR SERVING IN THIS MINISTRY!
We believe connecting with a Small Group greatly enhances the care levels in our community as well as creating an environment where personal growth in Christ can be most effective. Thank you for ministering so effectively to the people of Heartland through Small Groups.
Our vision, through our community, is to be people passionately connected to God, one another, our Small Group ministry, and the world.
Our strategy: “Christlike churches have one thing in common: they find a way to meet the needs of the people God has placed in their ministry areas. People are hungry for love, purpose, and life transformation, and I know of no better structure than a small group where this happens naturally and personally. That’s why churches must grow larger and smaller at the same time—larger through evangelism and smaller through fellowship structures….I always tell new attenders…, ‘You will not really feel connected…until you join and participate in a small group.”
– Steve Gladen, Small Groups With Purpose
Our strategy is to grow in size and in depth. As our church grows larger, our attention as Small Group leaders must be to facilitate meaningful community and discipleship in the Small Group setting. We must have a view to multiply (in number, and spread our geographic dispersion), and to open our doors widely so that people desire to have meaningful community, relationship, and discipleship with each other (Matthew 28:20). We mentor and develop leaders from within our Small Groups, as well as partner with other Small Groups leaders and our First Impressions Ministries to recruit newcomers to our Small Groups Ministries.
Our souls and hearts can be intoxicated by attitudes and mindsets that are harmful to our spiritual health. Often these TOXINS enter our lives because we leave our hearts open to them. But God wants us to be free from them. Join us for this 7-week series as we endeavour to DETOX our souls from TOXINS that are robbing us from the joy that God intends for all of us to experience.
The Small Group discussion guidelines for the respective weeks are available by following the links below. The discussion guidelines are added the week of your respective Small Group meeting.
October 7: Loneliness
October 14: Worry
October 21: Discouragement
October 28: Temptation
November 4: Anger
November 11: Inferiority
November 18: Resentment
Every week during the Small Group cycle, Pastor Aaron sends an email to Small Group leaders. If you are a Small Group leader and you do not receive Pastor Aaron’s weekly email, please contact Pastor Aaron here and let him know you wish to be added to the email list. The emails include a link to the weekly discussion guide, as well as Pastor Aaron’s weekly Small Group leaders’ announcement video. For your convenience, the weekly announcement videos are also listed below.
If you were unable to attend one of our Sunday morning gatherings and you wish to familiarize yourself with the Scripture Talk, or if you would like a refresher on the Scripture Talk, all of the Scripture Talk videos are available here.
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