At Chapel Hill Uniting Church, Life Groups play a very important role in helping us to grow as Christians. There are many kinds of groups that function within our church. We have a range of groups catering for different groups of people with different needs and interests, and with different meeting schedules.
We believe that Faith Life Groups – small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis to share honestly with one another and to build each other up in their walk with Jesus – are an important way of engaging with our vision and of growing our individual discipleship. They provide unique opportunities for many of the values of CHUC to be encouraged and strengthened.
Faith Life Groups provide a safe, supportive environment for each of us to learn to talk about our faith, to understand more about scripture and the good news of Jesus, to learn to pray together, and to care for one another. In the end, they are a key mechanism for us to ‘gather…so we can scatter’, and in doing so fulfil the great commission.
Jesus could have relied on his public ministry to build His kingdom, but He did not. He had only three years of ministry, so He chose twelve followers and invested the majority of His trust, knowledge, time and relationship in them. He became their friend. They became His family.
The plan of Jesus was basically individual discipleship in a small group setting, listening, discussing, watching, then sharing in the tasks, going out in ministry.
Find yourself a group from the list below.
Monday Afternoon Group (Mondays 1:30 pm, weekly)
We are a group of women of varying ages. Our format is relaxed, and we meet in the home of one of our members. We share our lives, we share theological discussions, and support each other. There is not usually a formal Bible Study, but we do explore some deep issues. You are very welcome to join us.
Know Your Bible (KYB, women, Monday evenings or Tuesday afternoons, weekly)
In both of these groups, we have lively discussions with plenty of laughs, and we value the deep friendships and caring that develops among all the members. We welcome new people of any age. The Monday evening group meets on-line via Zoom, while the Tuesday afternoon group meets at a member’s home.
Most Mondays (Monday evenings, weekly)
A mixed group, primarily with young families, who are trying to live like Jesus.
Men’s Bible Study (1st and 3rd Monday evenings)
We are a group of older men (50+) who want to better understand God’s word and how it applies to our lives. We have very interesting discussions in which we share our experiences, understandings and questions. We also pray, we laugh a lot, and we have great suppers, too.
Women’s Bible Study (Tuesday mornings, fortnightly)
We are a long-standing group whose studies focus either on a book of the Bible, or on an inspirational book which will help us grow in our walk with the Lord. We share intimately about our lives and families, and we all pray and encourage each other. For two of us, our Life Group is their church.
Tuesday Night Group (weekly)
Our group meets at Jindalee during school terms. We are in our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Some of us have teenagers, some are empty-nesters, some have grandchildren. We like to share food, news, prayer points and God’s word.
Young Adults Group (Wednesday evenings, weekly)
We are group of young adults who love doing life together! We meet weekly and that will usually involve food, either a bible study, topical discussion or a social event. We love Jesus and love growing in faith and understanding of the bible together!
We are a youth life group for girls in grades 9-12. We discuss topics that are relevant to our lives with a faith based approach. We gather fortnightly (alternative week to One80) and engage in discussion, Bible study, and food together. Our values include stepping out and shining God’s light in the community as well as “glowing” in the love of Jesus Christ.
We are a youth life group for boys in grades 9-12. We discuss topics that are relevant to our lives with a faith based approach. We gather fortnightly (alternate week to One80) and engage in discussion, Bible study, and food together. We want to see boys grow into strong men who know the value of all of God’s creation.