SEP 10 – DEC 9
MOVE ONE STEP INITIATIVE
As a leader of a Small Group, your main focus should be to help each member of your group move one step on their journey. We’ve provided some resources to help you accomplish this goal.
Finding the right Small Group curriculum can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a list of studies and video series that you can use as a starting point. If you would like to use a book or video series that is not listed here, please email us us some detailed information so that our Pastoral Team can review it. Once it’s approved it will be added to this list.
LIFE-CHANGE HAPPENS IN RELATIONSHIPS
In times of need and times of fun, NOLA Small Groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.
Small Groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Our Small Groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants or any other place that you enjoy connecting. The groups change and begin again three times a year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones.
You’ll never fully experience all that NOLA Church has to offer until you connect in a Small Group!
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 Christ, (Acts 5:42).
Small Groups were vital to the Community’s growth then, and they are just as vital now.
Small Groups at NOLA Church are places where you can connect with people who share your interests, people who are at a similar stage in life or people who have expertise in an area where you would like coaching. There is a wide variety of groups offered. For the active crowd, we have volleyball, hiking, basketball, etc., as well as all sorts of recreational and creative activities. Groups that focus on parenting and marriage provide coaching in important life skills. Those facing all types of abuse, alcoholism, addictions, divorce, depression and disabilities will find people dealing with similar issues. Children and youth meet in groups that address their needs for fun and friends.Young marrieds can join together in activities that nurture their marriages and provide for lifelong friendships. For seniors, there are groups where the skills they’ve spent a lifetime developing are used to train and serve others. The Small Groups offered reflect the people at NOLA and continue to change and develop with the interests and needs of the people.
WHAT ARE THE GROUPS ABOUT?
Our groups are as varied as we are; group leaders use their gifts and passions to create a group that allows others to join with them in serving GOD. Whatever your age or interest—Bible study, cooking, prayer, missions, running, you name it—we’ve got a group that’s just right for you, and they meet all over the city.
To make it easier for you to find a group, we’ve organized our groups into 6 Hubs:
- Recovery – (overcoming every addiction)
- Community – (a group for everyone, kid-friendly, fun, active)
- Kidz – (a group for kids 5-10 that’s fun, engaging and creative)
- Millennials – (a group for young adults that’s fun and active)
- Slunch – (a group for people 50+ to enjoy Sunday Lunch together)
- Students – (a group for students 11-18 that’s fun, active and promotes a healthy lifestyle)
WHEN CAN I JOIN A GROUP?
New groups start three semesters each year: spring, summer and fall. Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester. Find a group, contact the leader and get going!
WHERE DO THEY MEET?
NOLA Small Groups meet in various locations throughout the New Orleans area. Most Small Groups meet in homes although there are several that meet at area businesses, parks or restaurants.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
NOLA Small Groups are open to everyone in the community.
WHEN DO THEY MEET?
During our Fall Semester, our Groups meet throughout the week. You can find all the details about these groups on our Fall Groups Directory. Our Directory will go live on Sunday, September 3 so that you’ll have a couple of weeks to find a group that fits your life.