The church in Cheadle consists of a community of believers brought together by God through the death and resurrection of His son Jesus Christ and the gift of His Holy Spirit.
Home groups enable this church community to meet with one another in small groups, usually in someone's home, to study God’s word in the Bible and to pray together. The smaller settings help to nurture deeper relationships and support, provide an opportunity to explore and apply the Bible’s teaching and offer a space for personal prayer requests all in a way that is not possible during our church services.
Groups meet on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (8pm) in homes across Cheadle/Cheadle Hulme/Gatley with some groups wider afield. There are also two daytime groups on a Tuesday and Wednesday which meet in the Upper Room (above Tesco Express). Groups are mixed sex and consist of all adult ages. Typically, a meeting will last between one and one and a half hours with groups of between 6 to 12 people depending on the size of the venue. A meeting may consist of a social time (usually over tea, coffee and biscuits/cake), a time of Bible study and discussion facilitated by a leader and a time of reflection and prayer.
The aim of our home group network is to encourage one another as members grow together in Christ discovering what it means to live as a Christian in today's world.
In a letter to 1st century Christians the writer of Hebrews says;
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. “Heb 10:23-25
We believe that this is as true today as it was when first written nearly 2000 years ago.