SMALL GROUP MINISTRY @LEWINSVILLE
JOIN THE “HOLY CONVERSATION” SMALL GROUP
MEETING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00-8:30 pm DURING LENT
If you don’t have time to attend an ongoing small group then dip your toe in with Rob Ransom and Charlie Mendenhall on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The group will be using the book, Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life by Richard Peace as the launching point for weekly conversations.
Are you looking to learn how to talk about the Christian faith in ways that will engage positively the culture around us? “We need to be able to move beyond a carefully crafted formula into the heart of the gospel with all its mystery, wonder, hope and clarity.” We need each other in order to have these kind of conversations. Come and dip your toe in on Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21.
THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES SMALL GROUP
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts is a #1 New York Times Bestseller by Gary Chapman. The book was first published in 1992 and was most recently republished in 2015.
Chapman posits that each one of us has a “primary love language” that when fulfilled keeps the “emotional love tank full.”
If you have been married for 15 years or fewer and would like to explore The 5 Love Languages with other married couples, then join The 5 Love Languages small group.
Dan & Tonya Deyo and Dave & Pattie Gunter will lead the group and help participants discover a renewed sense of their spouse’s love.
Contact Pastor Emily for details and dates (703-356-7200)
Join a Small Group!
Are you looking to find a way to deepen your connection to Jesus Christ through the church community? Joining a small group is a great way to do just that. Members of small groups study God’s Word, share about how that Word impacts daily living, they pray together and they serve the greater community together. You don’t have to know how to do any of these things in order to participate in a small group. Your presence would enrich any small group.
There are openings in groups for the fall. There is the possibility of starting a new group with interested folks for the fall. Might this be the exact thing your life needs right now? Find out how you can dip your toe in. Contact Pastor Emily or Jim Tenney and we will get you connected in a way that offers relief for the soul. Or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
What is a ChristCare Group?
A ChristCare Group is a gathering of about 4-12 people that meets regularly for an agreed upon season of time to deepen fellowship with one another and with Jesus Christ. When ChristCare groups meet, they participate in:
- mutual care and encouragement
- relating the Bible to daily life
- prayer and worship, and
- service and outreach to others.
A trained leader who receives ongoing support for this ministry leads the ChristCare Group. The group decides together the focus of its Biblical study and the nature of its service or outreach.
ChristCare Groups Build Community
In a world where people often feel isolated, there is a strong need to have a place where you are known, where you have family. In ChristCare Groups, people develop trust, love, and acceptance, and are able to share joys and struggles. New members find a place to connect, and longtime members find a place for continued growth. And remember that much of Jesus’ most significant ministry took place with the small group he formed at the beginning of his ministry — the twelve disciples.
ChristCare Groups at Lewinsville
The following groups are now active at Lewinsville. If you are interested in joining one of these, contact one of the Equippers listed below.
ChristCare at LRR
Meets in the East Building Community Room at the Lewinsville Retirement Residence (LRR) the second and fourth Monday each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Leader: Mary Ann Philipp (703-328-2651).
Meets the second and fourth Mondays each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 25A. Leader: David Porterfield (703-255-1427)
Ladies’ Wednesday Afternoon Group
Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 1:15 – 2:45 pm in the Library. Leader: Claire Grossi (703-893-6989)
New Young Adult Group (singles)
Meets once a month on the second Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at a location TBD. Leader: Elizabeth Steel (703-609-7955)
Interested in Forming a New ChristCare Group?
All ChristCare Groups are led by trained leaders. If you have an interest group (e.g., parents of teens, church school teachers, twentysomethings, empty nesters, government employees, etc.) or a time slot (e.g., every other Monday night) with 3 or more who would like to experience a new ChristCare Group, contact Jim Tenney (703-893-6860) or Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea at the church office (703-356-7200)
Please complete the form below, and a ChristCare Equipper Team member will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Your ChristCare Equipper Team
Equippers are individuals who have had specialized training for the ChristCare Ministry. They are responsible for the formation of new groups, for training group leaders, and for supporting the growth of ChristCare at Lewinsville. Feel free to contact a member of the Equipper Team with any questions or ideas you may have.
- Jim Tenney, Chair
- Rob Ransom
- Claire Grossi
- Tom Waldrop
- Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea