For information about Home Groups, contact the church office (485-2301) - or send us an email.
What are Home Fellowship Groups?
At EBF we believe that Home Fellowship Groups are vital to individual and church growth. Home Fellowship Groups meet at various times during the week, providing an opportunity for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship in a small group setting. Since we believe that the gospel is the power of God for our salvation, including our transformation, then home groups are where we bring the Word of God to each other by building relationships of dependent faith in Christ and interdependence upon one another.
What happens in Home Groups?
Each home group has its own individual format and character. We desire our home groups to be a place of transparency and mutual interdependence, where we acknowledge our need for change, express our hopes and fears, wrestle with our doubts and sufferings, and remind one another of God's great and precious promises to us in Christ Jesus: that His mercies are new every morning, that He justifies us by His grace through faith and not our strength, and that He has given us His Spirit to transform us into His image. Many EBF groups have regular dinners or other activities whereby we simply live life together, encouraging one another as the Day of the return of Jesus draws near.
When and where do groups meet?
EBF Home Fellowship Groups meet during the week on different days and times, and in various locations, making it easier to match up with your schedule or geographic location. Some groups also provide child care.
What can I get out of Home Fellowship Group Meetings?
It can be difficult to connect with other believers and build supportive relationships when only gathering for Sunday morning worship service. This is particularly true since the pandemic has forced even more isolation upon us. In a home group people are able to seek the Lord together, hear His Word and wrestle with how it transforms their lives. They pray for each other’s needs, help carry one another's burdens, loved and encourage one another, and seek to understand the Lord and His world together. Home Fellowship Groups can also provide invaluable support during those difficult times we all face. Becoming part of a small group will help us all grow in our joyful dependence upon Jesus.