Presenter(s): Jacob Armstrong
Ministry Areas: Adult Discipleship
Session: Pre-Institute AM, Pre-Institute PM
Worship is central at Providence UMC but “church happens” through the small groups. Come explore with Jacob how churches in all sizes and stages can see their vision carried out and their members truly connected through small groups. As a new church, Jacob and the team at Providence worked to create community in a congregation without a building. From the beginning as a small worshiping community, adult groups for study, mission and service formed the core of the church. With Acts 2:42 as the foundation, explore the pattern of that verse for fellowship, prayer, studying of the Apostle’s teaching, and the breaking of bread. Group life is not just a place where the Bible is studied but is the place where the Christian life is shared.