Number One Request…
Do you know what the number one request we are getting on our Connection Cards is? Small Groups! Lots of new and familiar people to TUMC are looking for small groups. And why not? Small groups are a vital piece of a healthy and growing church. They are where you get to meet and know each other. You are cared for and get to care for others. You learn from and listen to others’ stories and have a place to share your own. Small groups provide all of the important aspects of our church community: connection, growth, and opportunities to serve.
When I came on board here at Trinity, my role as youth and adult discipleship director gave me a lot to do. I dove in and got the youth up and going. I am in need – and our congregation is in need – of more small group opportunities. We are seeing some Sunday morning groups beginning to resume, and I’m praying that more will do so once the current Covid wave goes back down. Recently, a group started on September 13th with 25 people! Twenty-five! Some of them attended the group from home, some in-person at the church, and at least two joined from two different states! That’s how strongly people desire to be part of a small group. In addition, our Trinity Student Ministries groups have gotten to a size where we’re dividing up our Middle and High School students. Small groups are growing and multiplying!
Please consider if you are able to lead a small group. I simply can’t start them all, no matter how much I would love to. There are different types of small groups, too– short term study groups, classes that gather and cover different books of the Bible, and groups that just do life together. If you are interested in joining or facilitating a group on Sundays at 10:15am, please let me know. If you have a group that needs direction or is open to more people, let me know. I am here to help and provide resources– I can help you pick a subject, promote your group, and guide meetings and discussion. Just reach out!
There are so many of us who have felt isolated in the past year (or two). We are desperate for connection and a place to belong. Small groups are one of the best ways for people to learn about God and join our church community. Please be praying for our small group ministry and discerning how you might be called to lead or to join! Over the next weeks, I will keep reaching out to those who want to help lead and those who want a place to connect and grow.
Peace and love,
Youth and Adult Discipleship Director