Group Life: A Necessary Component
At Redeemer we believe small group life is a vital and necessary piece of our Christian formation. In addition to the larger gathering of worship, where we offer corporate praises to God with other believers and receive spiritual food through word and sacrament, we think the smaller gathering in people’s homes is crucial, particularly at a time when people, despite the busyness of life and entertainment-based relationships, are lacking a sense of authentic community and feeling more disconnected and alone than ever before.
What should I expect in a Redeemer small group?
It’s pretty simple. We hang out, eat food, study God’s word, share our joys and sorrows, and pray for each other. We also engage in service projects around the city. Currently there are groups in Midtown, Downtown, Grosse Pointe, East Side (St. Claire Shores area), and Corktown/Woodbridge. Please contact the group leaders to receive details on meeting time and place, as the stated info is subject to change. Here is a list of the current groups:
Available Small Groups
This study is led by Mike Essian with Chelsey Smith as apprentice leader. Currently we are made up of mostly young people. We meet at our leader’s residence who lives only a few blocks from the Music Center.
We are investigating and discussing the Gospel According to John. For more information call Mike Essian at 313-539-5071 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you may email Chelsey at email@example.com.
This group is led by Gene Newman. We are studying the book of Romans. We meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., beginning October 8. Group members are asked to bring their own lunch, and then we’ll go into our study and a time of sharing and prayer.
For more information, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group is led by Mike Parton and Mike and Katie Lee. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm. We begin with a meal, have a time of sharing, and then dig into our study and discussion and finish with a time of prayer. For our fall study, we’ll be looking at the Sermon on the Mount using study material from John Stott.
For more information email Mike Parton at email@example.com.
Led by Pastor Jon, firstname.lastname@example.org & Vanessa Saunders. We meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and are studying the book of Colossians.
This is a new group led by Joe & Emily Gardinier. We are meeting the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 6:00pm. We will begin with a potluck dinner and then move into our study and discussion on the book of Judges
This group is led and hosted by Jerome and Stephanie Gorgon and meets on alternate Fridays. We start with dinner and socializing, we study and have an engaging discussion, share our ups and downs, and then we pray for one another.
Currently we are reading and discussing the New City Catechism.
For more information please contact Stephanie at email@example.com.
Ladies' Prayer and Tea—Saturdays
Led by Stephanie Gorgon, firstname.lastname@example.org, we meet every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. We are currently studying a video series on Ephesians.