In Spring 2020 we are launching Pattern Groups – a new approach to growing as followers of Jesus that is really exciting. These groups hold the potential to transform our growth as disciples of Jesus and we encourage everyone at St Mary’s to consider joining a Pattern Group. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page to sign up and register your interest.
What are Pattern Groups?
Pattern Groups are new to St Mary’s in 2020 and are small groups of 3 or 4 people, meeting together at least monthly, to share life, faith, prayer and support for one another. Pattern Groups are designed for us to explore healthy Spiritual patterns and help us grow as followers of Jesus. Pattern Groups meet flexibly when and where it suits members of each group.
When are they launching and how often do they meet?
Pattern Groups are launching in Spring 2020 and once established will meet at least monthly. We will also have termly gatherings to share testimonies from Pattern Groups and in-put on how to get the most out of them.
How will they work?
Initially, Pattern Groups will provide space to take it in turns to share pivotal people, places and events in our lives and to notice a pattern through our stories. After this initial phase, we’ll take it in turns to select a practice of the Christian life (see the Pattern Practices Library – https://practicingtheway.org/), use a resource (e.g. podcast or chapter of a book) and put it into practice before we next meet. The next meeting can then focus on this practice as well as giving time to share and pray together. We encourage every person in the group to keep a journal to track key insights.
Please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with more details.