Why are Small Groups important?
It is easy to feel lost in a large church environment. Small Groups make Willow Park Church feel small despite the continued growth of the church. We believe that small groups are the place where real life and real issues are discussed. They are where meaningful life change can best occur through studying the Bible, serving God, helping one another and living out our mission in Kelowna.
What does a typical Small Group meeting involve?
Every small group has a unique personality and so each one is a bit different. However, at every group you can expect a time of catching up with friends, Bible discussion and prayer. Throughout the year each group will also look for ways to serve their community with the hope that others will come to know Jesus.
Are children welcome at a Small Group?
We love our kids and families at Willow Park Church and there are a number of groups where children go along with their parents. Because of the age and stage of life of some group members some groups do not have children. Check with the individual group leaders for more information.
When and where do the Small Groups meet?
Groups meet once a week on various days and nights of the week. Most groups meet at someone’s home and can be found all around the city.
What if I visit a Small Group and it is not for me?
Finding a small group is like finding a church. Sometimes it takes one visit and you know you are ‘home’ and other times you will need to visit a few groups. Feel free to shop! We recommend your first visit be near your home.
What if I cannot attend each week?
While consistent participation will benefit you the most, we understand that you may miss a small group – we understand that life sometimes just ‘happens’! However, we want our groups to be more than just another meeting. Your small group will be where you find great friendships that continue throughout the week – growing in Christ together.
I don’t know the Bible well. Will I feel comfortable?
All the small groups have people at all different levels of spiritual understanding and maturity. Small groups are a time for you to explore, ask questions and feel secure that when it comes to learning about Jesus and God – we are all just beginners!
I’m interested in leading and/or hosting a small group. What is my next step?
We are always looking for people willing to be small group leaders. Groups can be organized around age, location, interest, activity, or anything else you can imagine. Please contact your campus pastor (Pastor Jordan – 33, Pastor Jeremy – Creekside, Pastor Nick – Downtown) to get started and they will help you build your group!
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