Beginning today we’re placing each registered guest of the James, Mercy Triumphs bible study into a small group with an online leader. Your leader will contact you within the next day or so and introduce herself. Each small group will have between 8 and 12 members. Check in with your group once a week so they know you’re on track. We’re a no-shame zone and our purpose is to draw you closer to God, not make you feel guilty for not performing. If you do not wish to participate in the small group, please ask the leader to remove you from her list. One of the difficulties of online studies is the lack of accountability, so the small group is an opportunity for you to fellowship with others and keep on track.
We now have more than 250+ women participating in the study. Some of you signed up this week and are waiting for your workbooks to arrive. We’ll take one week off during Christmas so there will be no group lesson on the week of December 26th.
While it’s not a requirement to participate in the studies, some of the leaders are creating a Facebook group as a place for the group to post questions and prayer requests. The Facebook group settings are “Closed group/private” so the prayer requests remain confidential and discussions do not appear on a group member’s Facebook wall. We have a Women’s Bible Café group on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/BibleCafe/ and it’s gotten too large to use for our studies, so the women now use it for prayers. You’re welcome to join us there.
May God Himself be a wall of fire around your small group and may He be its glory within. Zechariah 2:5 NIV
Pray for the other women in your group and encourage each other in your bible studies. This is the first time we’ve offered small groups at the Bible Café, so we’ll learn as we go. We’ll still participate in Monday online group discussions via comments on this website. Welcome to small groups!