Groups are where we practice the way of Jesus together!
Groups are an integral part of our church life. They are a level of community we surrender into. In groups we intentionally set aside our consumerism (what I want and what is convenient for me) for what God wants, and the needs of others. There are two types of groups at Artisan: Table Groups, Neighbourhood Groups and Group Spiritual Direction.
Table Groups are holistic, interactive, and designed to nourish our formation as apprentices of Jesus. They are typically offered 1-2 times each in both fall and spring, and are anywhere between three and seven weeks in length. Unless otherwise indicated, Table Groups are ‘standalone’ experiences, meaning you can join any group you wish without having to attend a prior one.
Follow updates in our Sunday announcements, social media and weekly community emails to keep posted about upcoming Table Groups.
Neighbourhood Groups are spiritual families that practice the way of Jesus in neighbourhoods for neighbourhoods. The goal of Neighbourhood Groups is the formation of holistic disciples who commit to practicing the way of Jesus by moving in these four directions: Upward, Inward, Outward, Withward.
Neighbourhood Groups involve a renewable annual commitment, with three breaks during the year (Christmas, Easter and Summer).
Contact email@example.com if you would like more information about Neighbourhood Groups, including how to join one.
GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Group Spiritual Direction (GSD) is designed to help participants open to God in all of life through ongoing, attentive witness to their own story as well as those of their fellow group members. GSD is an ancient practice, but brand new to our community, and quite different than our other Group offerings. So we want to make very sure you know what you’re signing up for. If you are curious or interested in GSD, before we can place you in a group you must have attended BOTH a Preview Lunch and an Experience GSD Night.
For more information about Group Spiritual Direction, including the Preview & Experience events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow updates in our Sunday announcements and weekly community emails.