Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Many churches have Groups. They go by many names, some call them House Groups, others Fellowship Groups, and more besides. Arena Church is different – it is not a church that has Groups but is instead a church that is MADE of Groups. The original Christian church was the same, in that there were many small groups of believers that made up the church as a whole.
Everyone in Arena Church is either in a Group or on their way towards being in a Group. Normally between 5 and 10 people make up a Group, and they spend time just “doing life” together. There are groups who meet in houses, groups who meet for meals, groups who go for walks, groups for almost everything. The key is getting together, getting to know each other, and supporting each other through the journey of life.
Each Group leader will know their group members well and can help with any problems the members face – and should it be too much for them to handle, they can take it to the church pastors. With a system like that in place, everyone is encouraged and is able to get the best from their leaders when they need it the most.
In this way, everyone is known, everyone is cared for, and everyone is appreciated.
If you’d like to join a group, please read on…
We are wanting to throw open an opportunity for people to connect via online groups. So if you are NOT in a group and would like to be then please can you e mail the following people in the relative locations
Ilkeston Campus – Caroline email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansfield Campus – Helen email email@example.com
Belper Campus – Jeanette email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Campus – Annie email email@example.com
We are also looking to offer training to anyone who would like to host their own Group. This will be running from Thursday 14th January for 3 weeks, 7pm-8:30pm. If you are interested in this, join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89249469556