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the avenue church groups
Each week there is an open group available for men to join. This group studies and discusses weekly different books of the Bible and Christian books throughout the year. This meeting is every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm at Trinity Church—400 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach.
If you are interested in getting connected to women in the church or in search of women’s discipleship, contact Janis. Also There is a weekly Women’s Study on Wednesday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at our Trinity Church Office located at 400 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach.
DNA groups are gender specific groups comprised of 3-5 people with the goal of following the ways of Jesus and teaching others to do the same. These are most often organically produced groups that meet weekly where you will Discover God, Nurture one another, and hold one another accountable.
Sunday Bible Study
“Salt & Light”
Weekly Sunday morning Bible Study structured very much like a traditional “Sunday School” class. Various leaders will be teaching throughout the year with a focus on “how to” read and study your Bibles. This class is for the biblical scholar, the new believer, and everyone in between. We want to help equip you to read God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. It is also a great place to get connected!
Sundays @ 9:00-10:15 am
Small Groups have one, simple purpose—to bring people together.
We believe God created us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us. We believe life change happens in the context of Relationships.
Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and Small Groups exist to make life-changing
relationships relevant and accessible to you.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
We believe our church must grow larger and smaller at the same time.
We grow larger to reach as many people as possible with the life-giving message of Jesus.
We gather in Small Groups to build community and care for people.
"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching
and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah."
Small Groups offer people:
1. A Place to connect
"Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so
that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him."
1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 TLB
We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups
provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.
2. A Place to protect
"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So
we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."
1 JOHN 3:16 NLT
It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.
2. A Place to GROW
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.
WHAT A SMALL GROUP LOOKS LIKE
Your Life is Your Group
We are implementing a free market approach to Small Groups. This means we want people to gather together based on the things they enjoy and are important to them. Essentially, the things you are already doing in your life are the things that can make up your Small Group!
Free market leaders form their group around their gifts or interests.
From sports groups to lunch groups, mom groups to student groups, Bible study groups to creative arts groups, our groups are as varied as we are. All groups fall within one of 10 hubs. Men’s, Women’s, Marriage and Family, Home Groups, Students, Rooted, DNA, Redemption/Restore, Outreach, and Prayer
Inside these hubs you can become even more specific if you desire to.
For example: Recovery, Jeeps, Golf, Coffee lovers, running, bird watching, etc.
Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters.
WINTER/SPRING 13 WEEKS | SUMMER 6 WEEKS | FALL 13 WEEKS
Groups meet weekly during each semester.
Groups meet in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings.
New groups start every semester making it easy to build community and enjoy different types of groups.
No matter what your group meets about, each meeting
should be made up of four things:
1. CASUAL FELLOWSHIP
Laid back time for group members to talk and get to know each other.
2. ACTIVITY OR DISCUSSION
This will vary based on what kind of group you’re leading. It could be an activity like Frisbee or outreach or a discussion about a book or Sunday message.
Ask for prayer requests from group members and pray at the beginning and/or the end of each group meeting.
4. SPIRITUAL COMPONENT
This is what differentiates your Small Group from your neighborhood supper club. Whether it’s through activities or discussion, always find a way to include the Word of God. This can be as simple as sharing something God is teaching you with the group or talking about a verse you read that week.