We have been able to add to existing groups and bring a greater freedom for the groups to be different in how they express themselves, some of them focusing on particular topics and some having a broader approach. All our groups will continue to have their central focus on intimacy with God and unity with each other.
If you would like more information on any of the following groups, please contact Rachel in the office or the leader direct. Further information about the dates the groups are running can be found in our events calendar.
Wise Owl Lunch Club with Tanya van Heerden
Monday 12pm–2.15pm, meeting monthly
This group is for the over 70’s to enjoy fellowship and community with one another, we want to create an opportunity for them to network socially with each other over a free hot, home cooked meal and pudding! There will also be opportunity to spend some time with God (a reading/praying for each other) as well as looking to explore some of their own interests! We want to create an environment where we can love, encourage, respect and learn from one another!
Dave Loveland & Rachel Tufnell
Thursday 7:45pm, every two weeks, normally meeting at the Church Offices
Our group is about community and applying the love of God and His invitation to extend the kingdom to our own lives. We want to create a space to know and be known, a safe place to explore your faith, share your life and make meaningful relationships. Our group is open to everyone regardless of age and stage, strengths and weaknesses. We celebrate our differences and seek to learn from one another, while encouraging each other in our purpose and identity in Christ. Our time together will be led by Holy Spirit, but is usually a mix of social events, conversation, prayer, bible study, worship, prophecy and anything else we feel led to do.
Neil & Paula Lawrence “The community-community group”
Wednesday 7:45pm, weekly
Our heart is to build community, exploring what it means to live out Acts 2:44 in 21st Century Chelmsford. We will build community by Worshipping, Praying, Studying the word and socialising together. We want to develop, equip and enable people, so there will be loads of opportunities to do stuff. We also want to offer practical help and support—firstly within the group, then to our broader circles. We expect the group to replicate itself, so we will be looking for new leaders to emerge. We want to be as inclusive as possible, and have a particular heart for those who cannot always attend through work/family/personal circumstances. We also want people to feel free to go to more than one group, we probably will! Come and join us.
Maddy Davies, Pat Seeley
Tuesday 7:45pm, fortnightly
The aim of the group will be to release people in the prophetic gift by nurturing greater intimacy with Father God and following the leadings of Holy Spirit in order to become more like Jesus. We will be using a variety of resources to aid the teaching and study elements of the evening. We will also be doing some creative exercises that are fun and encouraging to practice prophesying over each other and the wider church.
Creative Prayer with Jackie Turner
Friday evening, once a month, 7:45pm
This group will be open to all ages and will meet once a month on a Friday evening, but the pattern will be flexible to accommodate other events in the church diary. Please contact Jackie direct or via the church office for dates. The aim will be to share our Christian journey and explore creative ways of engaging in prayer and worship, both corporately and individually. The emphasis will be on freedom to be who God has called us to be, and finding our true, unique identity in Him.
London Gathering with Neil Bullivant/Mark Golledge
Meeting monthly at Chelmsford station at 6.25am on the second Thursday of each month to travel to London together and meet near Liverpool Street for about one hour.
The group brings together those who work in London. Our vision is for the group to be a gateway to the capital—seeing radical change through the impact we have in our workplace and in London. We meet together, encourage and support each other and enjoy dreaming about what we will be stepping into!
BASE CAMP with Frederick and Tanya van Heerden
Various Fridays and Sundays
Our Group is for 20/30ish-year-olds seeking friendship, fun, the ability to be honest with each other and help each other be(come) secure in our identities as powerful people. Practicing spiritual gifts and encouraging each other/ giving each other opportunities to step out in our giftings. To mix ‘spiritual’ with ‘fun’.