Small Groups

Why do we do small groups?

At Harvest Bible Chapel our focus is on the quality of discipleship. We encourage those in our fellowship to “get connected” by plugging into one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to and encourage one another in daily devotionals, effective prayer, and mutual accountability.

A typical small group meeting consists of a praise and prayer time, Bible study, mutual accountability time (men with men, women with women) and fellowship. The biblical curriculum is common to all groups. Meetings are approximately two and a half hours in length and are usually held from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
These groups meet weekly, three to four times per month in host couples’ homes. We currently have small groups meeting in Fonthill, Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Beamsville, St. Catharines, Welland, and Jordan.
How can you join a small group?

  • Connector.

    Doctrinal Statement

    Read our Doctrinal Statement

  • Connector.

    Discover Harvest

    Attend Discover Harvest. This gives you an opportunity to hear about our beginnings, meet some of the staff and leadership members and hear about our doctrine and vision. Learn more about Step 1

  • Connector.

    Harvest Essentials

    Completion of Harvest Essentials is also an important step in getting connected in a small group. This class outlines the mandate that we have as believers to be worship, walking and working for Jesus Christ. Learn more about Step 2

  • Connector.

    Sign Up Online

    After completing steps 1-3 please feel free to sign up online by filling out a quick questionnaire to help our staff best fit you in a small group. Go to Sign Up Form

Small Group FAQs

We offer small groups that are cross-generational, a balance of male and female, married and singles, as well as specific Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies. Our topics of study are aimed at sanctification and growing disciples where we are all on the same journey. The particular struggles indicative of our age groups are opportunities for the body of Christ to come around us to support us and encourage us in our pursuit of Christ-likeness. You can expect to find people within your group to whom you can relate and fellowship with in addition to the weekly meetings.
Church membership is not required to be a part of a small group, however to apply for church membership, identification with a small group is necessary.
The Elders of the church approve an annual curriculum outline and all groups study this material at the same time throughout the year. We have found this to be the best way not only to ensure the protection of our doctrine, but also to promote unity in the larger church body. This also facilitates the exceptional times when people are relocated to another group.
We kindly discourage the attendance of children to our groups, not only because of the distraction for the participants but largely because of the distraction for the parents.
Potential small group leaders are identified by the present leadership in the church because of their humility, faithfulness, availability and teachability. No application is necessary. We believe God will call you to ministry by bringing your giftedness to the attention of others. Once identified you would be invited to leadership training and then spend a reasonable period apprenticing under a small group leader. It frequently takes over a year to train a new small group leader.
Small Group Study Questions:

“I Am a church member”


Study 1

Chapters 1 & 2

Study 1 Questions

Study 2

Chapters 3 & 4

Study 2 Questions

Study 3

Chapters 5 & 6

Study 3 Questions
 

Accountability Resources


Spiritual Growth Points

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General Accountabilty Questions

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50 Fruits Of Pride

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Small Group Resources

Small Group Covenant

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Small Group Leader Resources

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Flock Leader Resources

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For questions about this ministry, please contact:

 

Brett Patterson

Pastor of Discipleship and Equipping


  • smallgroups@harvestniagara.ca