Small Groups are at the heart of Durham Vineyard and are a fun and relaxed way to become part of our family. They meet during the week in people's homes and involve spending time with God and just being together as friends. They are a place where we can build relationships, help and encourage one another, and learn what it means to have a loving God and be a loving people.
Small Groups do a variety of things that help to develop our relationship with God, each other and the local community:
We learn to love God by thanking Him for things He's been showing us or doing in our lives, learning from the Bible how we should live, and learning to use the gifts He's given us.
We learn to love each other by having fun and just doing stuff together; eating, playing games, praying and caring.
We serve our community by doing something practical like giving away chocolate or drinks, clearing litter, painting, gardening, or visiting old people.
Most importantly Small Groups are a place to belong, to be accepted and loved as you are, and to be part of God's family.
How do I join a Small Group?
We hope that you will settle in a group that suits you. As more groups become available there will be more choice! We want the groups to remain small so new groups will be started as they are needed. In the meantime contact Peter or Tina and we'll help you get started.