Growth Groups are one of the main ways in which everyone at Christchurch can be looked after pastorally in a meaningful way and continue to grow in their love for Jesus, his people and his word. Because of this, everyone in the Christchurch church family is encouraged to join one of the Growth Groups that meet during the week.
All the Growth Groups meet together to study the Bible, pray and encourage each other to respond to God’s word with trust and obedience through the week.
There are different groups to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get to a group. They are:
Women’s Bible Study: Women’s Bible Study: Meets on a Tuesday morning from 9.15 – 11.00am and has a fully supervised crèche for pre-school children. Women’s Bible Study is an opportunity for ladies from Christchurch to get together to read the Bible, share life and pray together. Email Al Barratt if you’d like to join or be provided with more information about the group.
Twenties Growth Group: Twenties Growth Group: The focus for many of those in their 20s at Christchurch is our Wednesday night Twenties Growth Group. We meet as a group for dinner, Bible reading and prayer. As God’s people we’re committed to one another, to love one another genuinely and that’s our aim at the Twenties Growth Group . As a result we allow plenty of time to get to know each other in our small groups and pray together. Email Sam Herbert if you’d like to join or be provided with more information about the Twenties Growth Group.
Evening Growth Groups: Most of the church family attend one of several Growth Groups that run on a Wednesday evening from 7.45 – 9.15pm. These take place in homes and provide an opportunity to share life, open the Bible and pray together in a relaxed and informal setting. Email Sam Herbert if you’d like to join or be provided with more information about Growth Groups.
Sam is married to Jen and they have two boys, Will and Toby. Sam assists with pastoral ministry among the local congregation and oversees the Growth Groups and Christianity Explored.
Al runs the women’s work at Christchurch including Women’s Growth Group and our mums‘ and toddlers’ group, Sticky Fingers.