Small Groups – Summer 2019

Small Groups are where people get together to make new friends, share a passion, or to ‘explore faith together.’  The next series of groups are starting in May 2019, and details of these are shown below.

Please browse through the choices below, and select the group you want to attend (where you can sign up ‘online’), or by calling the Church Office on 01767 312667

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
Hosted by Esther, Matt + Ali
 
Hosted by John, Jill + Peter
 
Hosted by Bob + Chris
Monday Evenings
 
Tuesday Evenings
 
Tuesday Evenings
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
In and around Biggleswade
 
We shall continue to read and discuss the rich spiritual truths in the gospel of John. This gospel is unique, with a different flavour to the other three gospels and we can be inspired by John’s passion for Jesus and His ministry. 
 
 
 
A group where we seek to meet with God and experience his presence through worship, prayer, bible study and practically exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

 
 
We aim to offer…
A place to share, receive and give;
Worship, Prayer, Bible Study;
Build Community, relax and enjoy social times
 

Limited Availability

 

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Limited Availability

 
 
 
 
 
         
   
 
 
Hosted by Francis, Rob + Adele
 
Hosted by Helen + Gareth
 
Hosted by Steve and Heather
Tuesday Evenings
 
Wednesday Evenings
 
Thursday Evenings
Bedford / Gamlingay (alternating)
 
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
An opportunity for people aged 18-30s to meet up with others and to meet with God.
 
A time of food, bible study and fellowship.
 
 
 
In our weekly group, we plan to include a time of worship, Bible study & prayer. This term, we will continue to look at the book of Mark, encouraging people to live out their faith daily.
 
 
 
The group is primarily for those who have recently completed an Alpha Course and those who want to take the first steps of their journey learning about God and allowing Him to be part of their lives.
 

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Limited Availability

 

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  DG18: Friday Lunchtime Group    
     
Hosted by Rob, Francis + BBC Youth
  Hosted by Bill + Carol    
Thursday Evenings
  Friday Lunchtimes    
Biggleswade
  Biggleswade Baptist Church    
 
Looking at going deeper in faith and discussions based on issues young people face. Building lasting friendships with young people, young people focussed, young people led …….. School Years 9-13.
 
 
 
This group’s function is care for senior folks and will start with worship, prayer and news. This is followed by a 2-course lunch and a Bible study. Transport can be provided.
   

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COURSES
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
Hosted by Alison, Peter, Gareth and Yvonne
 
Hosted by Bill + Carol
 
Hosted by Cliff
Tuesday Evenings
 
Tuesday Evenings
 
Wednesday Evenings
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade
 
Do you control your finances or do they control you?

CAP Money is an easy way to organise your finances which will put you in control of your money. This is for everyone, whether you are in work, retired or receive benefits. 
 
 
 
This is a video based course with a strap line—’This course will inspire you to share your faith confidently and naturally’.
 
It runs over 6 weeks and is more likely to fill you with hope than leave you feeling hopeless.  
 
 
 
Using a unique storyline, The Bible Course shows how the key events, books and characters all fit together.
 
You’ll get to see the BIG picture and discover how the Bible applies to your life. 
 

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Hosted by Jo, and supported by Jenni.
       
Saturday Daytime
       
Biggleswade
       
 
This workshop series is called ‘Emotions’; Why they matter and what to do with them.’ This is a space to explore how we get the truths about God’s love from our heads to our hearts by examining the difficult emotions that typically obstruct this process.
 
       

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INTEREST GROUPS
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
Hosted by Heather, Veneice + Sharon
 
Hosted by John
 
Hosted by Bob
Tuesday Evenings
 
Wednesday Evenings
 
Thursday Evenings
Biggleswade, Potton, Gamlingay
 
Biggleswade
 
Biggleswade Baptist Church

 

“Good books, good conversation, good food!”

For those who love books—and food—this Christian reading group will meet fortnightly to R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat, Argue and Discuss), from a present-day Christian perspective, a selected instalment of a book while relaxing over a one-pot supper. 

 

 

An evening stroll around Biggleswade and surrounding countryside. A great opportunity to bring friends and get to know others. 

Each week we’ll chat about one of the ‘I Am’s’ of John’s gospel as we walk.

 
 
 
Gentlemen’s Circuit Training.

If you enjoy a bit of banter with the boys while you exercise, this is for you! 
The focus is on fun and not too serious exercise

Limited Availability

 

Limited Availability

 

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Hosted by Carol
 
Hosted by Bill
 
Hosted by Gareth
Thursday Evenings
 
Friday Mornings
 
Friday Evenings
Biggleswade Baptist Church
 
Biggleswade Baptist Church
 
Biggleswade Baptist Church

 

Each week we will demonstrate one or more puddings and share recipes, followed by the opportunity to eat some! The aim is to enjoy doing something together.

 

 

The focus is for men who want to spend time learning how to use tools and to make items from wood. Opportunities for guys to share life’s experiences and challenges in a Christian setting.

 

 

A group for people who share an interest in playing games and want to build new friendships. Are you up for the challenge?

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Hosted by Michelle + Paul
       
Saturday Mornings
       
Langford + other villages around Biggleswade
       
 
A place for families with children of lower school age and younger to come and build relationships with others at a similar stage in life. We’re primarily about friendship, fun and food! We’ll take turns in hosting where people are happy to do so.
 
 
       

Limited Availability

       

 


Why join a Small Group?
We think Small Groups are a really great way of connecting with lots of different people in both our church and local community. By being part of a small group you can:

  • Meet new people
  • Feel part of a great community
  • Learn from the Bible
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of God’s love for you 
  • Enjoy a range of groups, including interest groups.

 

Questions:

  • What if I don’t know what group to join? Feel free to chat to leaders to find out more about them and their small group. Alternatively, speak to either Mike Sladen or Jo Sharman, our Small Group Overseers, who’d be really pleased to help you.
  • Will I get my choice? We will make every effort to accommodate everyone. We’ll let you know if your choice of group(s) is full and help place you elsewhere.
  • How long have I got to book? Groups begin the week beginning the 13th May 2019. We encourage you to book early, as some groups may be popular and we don’t want you to miss out. Bookings for most groups will close on 10th May 2019 in order to give leaders time to confirm details such as venue, start date and time.