Bible Study Groups
Composed of approximately 6-12 people. Fellowship Groups meet during the week in various homes in the Richmond borough. They are led by members from the congregation who receive oversight and support from our pastoral staff. Joining a Fellowship Groups is a good way to get to know other people from Duke Street in a deeper way than is possible at Sunday services. In a large church such as this, it is often difficult to get to know those around you. Fellowship Groups are the primary place where you are known and cared for. Within the small communities that these provide, we can build personal relationships and practise applying the gospel to our lives. Meetings include time for bible study, mutual encouragement and prayer.
Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study Group meets every second Sunday of the month at 8.45am to systematically go through books and passages in the Bible and combines consideration of the theological outcomes and practical applications. This is meat, not milk!
Mum’s the Word
Mum’s the Word is a fantastic opportunity to put distractions aside and spend time together discovering the exciting truths of the Bible while your children are looked after by wonderful crèche helpers. Each term we work through a study guide focusing on a specific book of the Bible, biblical issues relating to women, or areas where we feel the group would benefit from learning more. Each Mum aims to prepare for the lesson beforehand and the leader guides the morning session.
Tuesday Fellowship is a meeting for older men and women based around an informal opportunity to hear interesting and engaging speakers from all walks of life. The group exists to facilitate outreach and enjoy fellowship together. The format includes tea, Bible reading, prayer, hymns and choruses. Everyone is welcome to participate and regular members often bring friends.
Ladies’ Wednesday Bible Study
The Wednesday ladies’ Bible study is a lively group of ladies from all ages and backgrounds meeting fortnightly to study the Bible. The group’s aim is to encourage one other to dig into the scriptures on a regular basis, so learning more about God and getting to know Him better.
Members of the group are committed to preparing for each week’s discussion using workbooks and questions so as to be ready to discover what God is teaching them and then apply it to their lives. It sounds like hard work, but the meetings are far from boring and there is much animated discussion as we learn from the Scriptures – and from each other!
In-depth personal Bible study is a vital part of an active Christian life and this group exists to encourage and equip members to move on from being spoon-fed to enjoying the challenge of studying the Word of God for themselves.
A ladies group that invites various guest speakers and meets on a monthly basis – usually on the first Tuesday in the month.
Held on varying Saturdays every couple of months, from 9am-10.15am, with a delicious breakfast and a bible-based talk relevant to women. A really fun time and a great way to meet others in the church and other newcomers. Please click here to find out when the next one takes place.
Men’s ministry at Duke Street aims to encourage and equip men for the Christian life through regular breakfast meetings and occasional training courses. The main focus is a monthly meeting where we share a cooked breakfast followed by a short talk from the Bible. Afterwards, there is opportunity for the group to discuss the issues raised, before tackling the washing up!
Iron Men is a monthly Bible Study for men with young families. As it says in Proverbs 27:17: Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another (ESV). In these studies, the men come together for the united purpose of growing as spiritual heads of household by: serving the Church by setting up classrooms for Sunday and exploring various genre of Scripture for familiarity and focusing upon spiritual development through advanced preparation and actively sharpening one another in the time together through sharing insights.
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