Belfrey Groups are at the heart of church life, helping to serve our vision and enabling us to grow in worship, discipleship and outreach.
Belfrey Groups normally meet weekly at times to suit their members. Everyone in the church is encouraged to belong to a group as the place to build valuable relationships. They are the primary place for fellowship and pastoral care.
Groups vary in organisation, size and function. Whilst some may be based around activities that connect us to people outside of the church and others concentrate on prayer and bible study, every group has a missional focus.
Group Leaders meet regularly, support each other and are linked to the church Pastoral Team if help is needed with specific issues.
To find out more about Belfrey Groups and to find one to join, do chat with others in church or contact us.
Belfrey Group Leaders Material
Belfrey Group notes and questions for the week beginning 15th October - Download
Belfrey Group notes and questions for week beginning October 2nd
Read Psalm 65.
This is a beautifully written psalm (one of the hymns of the Jerusalem temple), often used to celebrate Harvest.
1. Read through it again, listing the characteristics of God that are listed. Then go through each characteristic listed (eg. he answers prayer - v2) and share how you have encountered this characteristic of the Lord in your experience.
2. The second half of the psalm (from v8) describes a God who lavishes his provision on earth. Look at the poetic and extravagant language used. What does this tell us about how God values (and uses) words, language, literature and culture?
3. In particular this second half of the psalm describes a God of overflow. He gives more than enough to us. Such is his love. If this is true of God, what are the implications for us, as his followers? How should this affect our attitude to money? And to financial giving? To our use of time? To our health and prayers for healing? Etc.
4. End by spending some good time in prayer. Intentionally give thanks, maybe picking up some phrases from this Psalm and applying them to your life/lives. Then, knowing that he is the God of More Than Enough, lay your requests before God (as in Ps 5:3). Pray for each other and ask him for his overflowing abundance to be granted to you, and be channeled through you into your workplace and all the circumstances you will encounter in the coming days.