Our vision is for everyone associated with King’s Church to be CONNECted through our
Adult Small Group Programme
As part of this, we would encourage everyone to belong to a CONNECt group for healthy growth, personally and as a people.
What is a CONNECt Group?
In the New Testament we find descriptions of early church life that are very appealing. Groups who regularly met together in each others houses were close knit, dynamic, and excited about their faith. In King’s Church Mildenhall, we see involvement in a CONNECt group as one of the most important ways to begin growing and continue growing as a follower of Jesus.
What role do CONNECt groups play within the Church?
In the book of Ephesians the Church is described as a body with a structure, ‘held together by every supporting ligament [which] grows andbuilds itself up in love, as each part does its work.’ (Ephesians 4:16). We believe that CONNECt groups play an important part in encouraging godliness, spiritual fruit and gifting, biblical understanding and building and developing relationships. All in all creating strong church foundations. Though each one of our CONNECt groups is unique, all of the groups have the same aims, which are:
To glorify and worship God
To build quality relationships
To study the Bible and apply it to our lives
To develop spiritual gifting and maturity
To grow and plant new groups
To be a witness in the community
To have fun
Why go to a CONNECt group?
The Bible explains God has arranged a special role for each Christian in the local Christian community (1 Cor. 12:11-25).
To that end, we emphasize becoming part of a CONNECt group where we can share Christian love with one another in practical ways, worship God, learn about the Bible and develop our giftings. CONNECt groups often take part in fun and exciting group activities, offering an ideal environment to develop deeper friendships.
A small CONNECt group provides an opportunity to meet and to get to know a more manageable number of people than you might meet at a Sunday service. That means there is a chance to get to know a group of people well, and therefore to be able to support and encourage them, and to be supported and encouraged.
Our CONNECt groups meet weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as on Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings.
There are currently seven CONNECt groups meeting at various locations, reflective of where people who are part of KCM live.
Each CONNECt group is led by experienced leaders. Those leaders are responsible for overseeing the life of their CONNECt group and ensuring that the group is led in a way that glorifies God. We are tremendously blessed to have loving and servant-hearted CONNECt group Leaders who play such a significant part in the life of the church.
We are always looking at developing the future leaders of these groups and in growing and planting new groups.
If you would like to enquire about joining a CONNECt group, then please contact Paul Giddings at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a 'welcome' card at KCM and we will help you find a CONNECt group that is appropriate for your circumstances and one in which you can grow and serve.