Community Groups are a major part of life at The Well Church Loughborough. We have groups that meet at various times throughout the week.
Community groups meet throughout Loughborough in people’s homes and are a great place to make friends, share lives and meet with God. Our groups have 3 main goals – C-D-E or Community, Discipleship, Evangelism.
If you did a survey asking people why they originally came to your church, they’d probably say it was because of the worship, or preaching, or presence of the Spirit, or cross-cultural diversity. But if you asked them again years later, they would probably say, “because I have so many friends here.” People only stick to the church in the long term if they make friends, and this can best happen in smaller groups.
Belonging to a church means being part of a community; so people at The Well Church belong by being part of a Community Group. Community Groups are where we build strong friendships, a family atmosphere and people support, love and encourage each other. You may not get to know everyone in the church but Community Groups are a great place to start!
The Great Commission is to make disciples “…teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you” (Mt 28v20). Discipleship involves helping a person actually make consistent and tangible progress in character, gifting and service – to become more like Jesus. We want to deliberately teach everyone to obey Jesus and help them make progress. We love seeing members of a Community group growing in love of Jesus, serving in church life and stepping out in new ways. This kind of up-close-and-personal discipleship is possible in a Community Group.
We want our Community Groups to reflect the “Go” of the Great Commission (Mt 28v19). In addition to the ‘C’ and ‘D’ above, each Community Group is on a mission to win the lost and continually welcome in new people. Community Groups are encouraged to find creative ways to support each other in reaching their friends for Jesus.
We have a variety of groups meeting at different times during the week and at weekends. To get connected to a group please contact the office.
Once a month all Community Groups come together for a church prayer meeting; the engine room of the church. Please check our calendar for dates.