Why join a House Group/Bible Group?

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I thought people might like to share some comments from members of the Bible Group I have held at 50 Grebe Close for the past few years. We have evolved over the years and new people have come taking the places of those who have moved away from Alton. I have been in Bible Groups for many years and I have learnt so much by being in one and I find it important to my faith and my spiritual growth. I have not put names beside the comments.

"I really like the intimacy of the small group: the building of relationships with fellow members in the course of exploring scripture. I especially appreciate feeling confident enough within the group to ask the dumbest question without embarrassment!!"

"Coming to a bible group enables me to explore my faith in a non-critical, supporting, non-judgemental environment. We read the bible in depth, explore different ideas, and discover that the bible's message is relevant today.

"Being part of a Bible Study Group is as important as regular attendance at services as it enables me to study and discuss parts of the Bible in Detail and at the same time creates a closer relationship with fellow Christians."

"I think that there are two main reasons for joining a Home Group. One is the opportunity to study the scriptures in greater detail, and the other is the fellowship which comes from being part of a smaller church family. When I was new to the Church I was welcomed into a Home Group and have received a great deal of support over the years. I have much appreciated the space to study and reflect on Scripture."

"A chance to study the Bible in depth within the confines of a small group, where layers of friendship and trust build us up and enable us to ask questions and find ne ways of seeing things as we share and seek answers."

I hope these comments encourage.

God Bless you,
Di Wright

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