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Adult Ministries

Small Groups FAQ

What is a small group?
small groups are often called small groups.  They are typically groups of 8 to 14 people who meet regularly to share about their lives, support each other, study biblical truths, and even serve together.  And while they often meet in a home, they may also meet at other locations (Northminster, restaurant, office).
While a Campus group may be described as a neighborhood within the church landscape, a small group is a cul-de-sac within the church landscape.  These groups meet weekly or bi-weekly and are designed to develop deeper friendships as they function more like “extended family”.  Groups can choose to be open groups accepting new members or they can be closed groups due to space issues, purpose,etc.

Why join a small group?
A small group isn’t just one more thing to add to your already busy schedule. It’s where we connect on a deeper level with other people.  Dr. Henry Cloud, Christian Psychologist and author, describes people as God’s Plan A.  People are God’s primary plan for growing our faith and living life.  We need each other.

What does a small group do?
Every group is a little different, but generally the group will spend time catching up and sharing about their week, delve into a Bible study or a Biblically based book and talk about how it applies in their lives, and pray for each other.  Oh, and laugh and share fun food!  Many groups may also find a way to serve together.

How do I find a small group?
For information on any of the following groups, contact Laura McGrath at 931-0243 or .

 


Campus Groups:

Campus groups usually meet at the Northminster campus.  These groups are midsize (15-30 people).  They are designed to foster “community” within the broader body of Northminster.  Meetings typically include casual fellowship around coffee and/or food, a prayer and care time, and active learning through interactive Bible teaching.

 

Sunday Morning Groups:

Bible Believers (9:15 am): uses the “International Bible lessons for Christian Teaching” curriculum series.
Small Group led by Laura McGrath (9:00 A.M.)
Small Group led by Scott Steel (10:30 A.M.)
Small Group led by Anne McEldowney (10:30 A.M.)

 

Weekday/Evening Groups:

Wednesday Evening Group led by Dave Decker (6:30 P.M.)
Friday Morning men’s (6:15 am Friday): Bible study group open to men of all ages
Presbyterian Women’s Circles (meet September – May): These women’s groups have a mission focus, and meet monthly for Bible study and fellowship.  The Circle meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:30 P.M. in the Lounge (September-May).

 

Social and Service Groups:

Social groups meet on a monthly basis for fellowship and fun.
Women’s Outreach Choir – rehearses Tuesday mornings and sings at venues all around Cincinnati.
50+ Group: A program for senior adults that sponsors a luncheon and guest speaker at Northminster on the third Thursday of each month.  Does not meet in the summer.
Men’s First Thursday Luncheon: Meets on the first Thursday of the month at a local restaurant.  Check the worship announcements or call the Church office for location.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry: meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 P.M. in Room 5.  This is a group that prayerfully knit shawls & lap robes for people in need (surgery, difficult times). Simple knitting… anyone can join.