Home Groups



The biblical precedent for small groups is found in Acts 2:46-47.  We believe it is beneficial that we should meet together both in the large group (at church) and in the small group (home) settings.  

ACTS 2:46-47

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
The Home Fellowships ministry of SBC should help us grow as a church in the following areas:
1.      Deeper Fellowship and Relationships
2.      Give and Take over the Word (Conversation)
3.      Deeper Application of Biblical Truth
4.      Mutual Accountability
5.      Knowledgeable Prayer
6.      Nurture and Use of Spiritual Gifts

What are Home Groups?
Home Groups (or GRACE Groups) are small, inter-connected groups of people who are committed to living out our mission by living life together. Home Groups are a component of our Shepherding Ministry to aid us in our ongoing responsibility to shepherd and disciple one another (John 13:34-35; Titus 2).

What types of Grace Groups are available?
We offer a diversity of Small Groups for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each Small Group is gathered around a particular phase of life, special interest, or geographic location. We have a women's group, senior adult groups, as well as several intergenerational groups.  Wherever you are in life, there’s a Grace Group for you. 

When and where will Grace Groups meet?
Grace Groups meet together in homes on a weekly basis.  The time and location of meetings is determined by each group.

What happens in a Grace Group?
Each Grace Group is different, based on the uniqueness of its members.  However, one common thread in our groups is that we discuss the sermon, with an emphasis on applying God's Truth to our lives.  As we share life together - both victories and defeats - God uses others to build us up in the journey of becoming like Christ.    

What about children in a Grace Group?
Grace Groups that choose to gather as adults only will work together to determine their own childcare arrangements. However, if you want to reap the richest rewards from your Grace Group, we encourage you to include the children and learn from each other. Be a family. Children can be involved in each activity such as sharing meals together, object lessons, teaching times, service projects, fellowship activities, times of worship and prayer, community service activities, and biblical instruction.

How can I get connected with a Grace Group?
If you would like more information about these, please contact Bill Sullenger.