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They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 2:42-47
ABOUT SMALL GROUPS

A Note on Small Groups

Our Sunday meeting provides us the opportunity to worship and learn together as a big family in Christ. However, meeting in Small Groups has been the norm since the very beginning of the Church:

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” —Acts 2:42-47


SMALL GROUPS IN XICF

Small Groups, in all their iterations, are not just a good idea. They are essential to the operation of the Church and the godly life of the believer. The New testament Church met daily (Acts 2:46 & Acts 5:42) and yet it was to such a diligent Church that the writer of the Hebrews said:

“…and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together…”
—Hebrews 10:24-26

All the more so then in today’s busy times we need to make time for the “assembling together”, as our communities grow ever bigger and ever more impersonal. Let’s all make a concerted effort to meet at least twice a week.


PURPOSE OF SMALL GROUPS

Stir up one

another

Here is why you should join a small group:

  • The Bible commands us to meet (Hebrews 10:24-26)
  • For the presence of Christ (Matthew 18:20)
  • To be effective tools for Christ (Proverbs 27:17)
  • To have victory and success in your Spiritual walk (Proverbs 11:14, 15:22, 24:6)

Ministry Leader


LIST OF OUR ACTIVE SMALL GROUPS

If you want to join a small group, please contact any of the active small groups in the list below. Or if you want to find out about the possibility of a small group in your area contact Jaco our ministry leader (contact details above).


Women’s Group

Bible Study and Prayer
Every Thursday 9:30-11:30 am
Rotating location

Come and share a brunch!

Email Sue

Men’s Bible Study

Study and Prayer Support
Jacob Tree
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7:30

Email Peter

Xiamen Men’s Accountability Group

Accountability Group
Starbucks SM2
Every Friday 7:00-9:00 am

Email Rob

Xiang’An Home Group

Open to all
Xiang’An

Email Perry

Students group (Portuguese speaking)

Bible Study and Prayer
Every Friday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Every Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Huaqiao University Huawen Xueyuan

Wechat: Stephenwarrior1

Email Stephen

Bible Study group

Jimei, near the Jiageng Gym
Thursdays from 7pm to 8.30 pm

Email Fumiko

Haicang Home Group

Open to all
Tianyu Community (Near Alohai)
Thursdays at 7pm

Email Jaco