Get Connected by Joining a Small Group
Myers Park Baptist Church isn’t just a building, it is a community of people on a journey of faith together.
Over the years, we’ve discovered how strongly our members want to spend time together talking about their faith, exploring new theological ideas, and serving others in need.
This is why we have created two kinds of small groups called Connections Groups and Covenant Groups.
Connections Groups are small groups aimed at helping you connect with new folks at the Church. They are small groups (generally made up of 6-12 people)that last for periods of 6-12 weeks. They are offered in the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Registration for Winter/Spring 2015 Connections Groups opens January 12 and ends on January 28th.
Click here to learn more about Connections Groups.
Covenant Groups are ongoing (long-term) small groups that are intended to help you go deeper spiritually with other church members. Leadership of most Covenant Groups is shared by group members. The Minister of Faith Formation helps provide resources and ideas for group topics, as well as helping to guide groups through their first period of meeting, as members are getting to know one another. If you are interested in learning more about Covenant Groups or if you would like information about Covenant Groups that are accepting new members, please contact the Minister of Faith Formation, Chrissy Williamson.
You’ll find that all of our groups provide a welcoming and supportive environment regardless of age, race, gender, orientation or opinion. Bring your questions and your doubts, as well as your joys and heart-felt beliefs. There is a place for you here.
Why Is Myers Park Baptist Church Special to You?
Recently, we asked our congregation to write their answers to the above question on note cards provided in Sunday service. A few of their responses are shown below:
Renews my spirit, comforts me in times of need, restores my faith when needed, fills my soul with hope, teaches me what I may not know and explains God and Jesus in ways that I may not have thought of.
The community of MPBC is an evolving constant in my life; supportive, outspoken, comforting, outrageous, and truly Christ-like. Accepting of all and opening up possibilities in a journey of faith.
Out-of-the-box thinking is acceptable and welcomed. I feel at home because of the friendliness. MPBC is my community which I support with loyalty and time and money.
It is a community that feels safe. I know I can raise my child in this church and know that the message she is getting is that God is love and she is loved no matter what.
The church is supportive of all, no matter what stage of life they are in. It helps keep me on my spiritual journey and reinforces what I learn in my weekly Bible study. It gives me a different perspective.
This church is filled with love. The history here has led the members to be diligent in spreading this love to the people beyond in material, concrete ways to proclaim ”You are loved.” I am most grateful.
I can think what I want. I can say what I think. I can be who I am. I know that I won’t be alone. I am living into my calling here.
This church has allowed me to move forward in my Christian faith with others who have similar ideas and sometimes quite different ideas, but all expressed in a loving and open-minded environment.
Non-judgmental, accepting all others, open to the “new.” Willing to explore our questions, trusting that a power greater than us embraces us, not needing to find and control the answers-and thus not needing to control others.
Acceptance of all people, races and lifestyles and points of view! Emphasis on being a follower of Jesus, including service to others. Adult Sunday School that helps form important relationships and knowledge.
Every time we enter the doors to this special place, every step holds a figurative hug — although we get lots of literal ones too! Through every smile, look, conversation and moment, the dominant, overwhelming feeling is LOVE!