Small Groups FAQ
Why would I be interested in joining a small group?
Small groups at PHPC are a safe and welcoming place to grow spiritually. It is here that you can connect, grow, and serve while developing new friendships and an authentic faith community. It is a wonderful opportunity to truly give and experience Christian care and a place where you can share your struggles and joys. Come try one out!
Do small groups take the place of traditional Sunday school classes?
No, small groups do not take the place of existing Christian education classes at PHPC. Rather, small groups are different and are not intended to compete with the current happenings of the church. Small groups are unique in that they are small, intimate gatherings of fellow Christians, meeting in each other’s homes.
Why are small groups important?
Such groups were in fact part of the earliest fabric of the Christian Church. During the first 300 years, home-based fellowships were the norm, not the exception. As Luke wrote about the first converts to Christianity in the Book of Acts, “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Those who seek to grow in their faith need a community that merges both the truth of Scripture and the ability to discuss the very real challenges of everyday life. Small groups offer a community where we can encourage one another to stay on the spiritual path as we “run with perseverance the race that is set before us… (Hebrews 12:1).”
How big are the groups?
Our new small group ministry will focus on experiencing Christian community in groups of 8-12 through the study of Scripture, prayer, and service to others. Small groups will meet for 1 ½ - 2 hours per week, for 8 out of 10 weeks.
Who are small groups open to?
Everyone! There are small groups available for men and women of all life stages. When you register online, we will strive to place you in a small group that best fits your needs as well as location. Your individual small group will then choose a structure and schedule that fits the unique needs of your community members. Members of a small group do not need to be members of Preston Hollow Presbyterian.
What might a typical small group meeting entail?
The group will determine its own rhythm which will include sharing food and drink together, discussion of the Scripture of the day and how it relates to daily life, and a time for prayer. There is no advanced study or homework required. The curriculum will be developed and provided by the pastoral staff.
Where do small groups meet?
Wherever the group decides to meet. Some groups may meet in homes, some may meet in public spaces like a restaurant’s private room or a coffee house, some may even choose to meet at the church.
How do I learn more?
For more information please contact Adrienne Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-368-6348, ext. 179.