Small Group: Big Step or Baby Step?

Valerie Walker   -  


Are you ready to join a small group?

We hope so, but we understand that it can feel like a huge, big deal. Maybe you have never experienced a small group and it sounds forced or fake. You might favour building relationships more organically.

Here’s the thing. The whole world is out of practice. There has never been a better time to join a small group.

From Glenn E.
“I look forward to getting together with our small group because it helps me forget about the chaos that is currently happening in the world around us. It’s a chance to just hang out and enjoy the company of others and hear how their lives are, even if it’s just for an hour or so.”

Small Groups gather intentionally, meet regularly and purposefully, have a shared focus, and are usually supported by a leader or facilitator.


From Maggie D.
“After getting to know the people in my small group, even when we could meet only online, we built strong relationships. When restrictions eased, and I saw them–in person–at worship, it gave me so much joy!”

In your small group, you can anticipate giving and receiving welcome, care expressed through fellowship, prayer, and sometimes food. Small groups work best when each person contributes to creating a safe space to talk, share, and grow.


From Larry C
“Small groups are a great way to engage in a church community/family. We pray together, even silently, do Bible Study, or Book Study. It’s an excellent way to meet other All Nations attenders. I moved to Halifax two months before the pandemic and All Nations has been my second home through Zoom and in person worship.”  Larry C.

All Nations has a few groups running already, but Maggie D and Sara H are ready to build more groups based on our responses to a short questionnaire. They want to hear what you feel ready for, what you feel called to, and anything else they should know to connect you with a group that fits.

There are LOTS of possibilities.

Small groups usually have one main focus, even though they may incorporate sharing, prayer, study, action, or reflection. Not only that, but groups can be (roughly) age specific, or they can bring together people in different stages of life.


If you are ready to make a small group part of your life as we move out of the Omicron wave and toward something new –or even if you are curious and open to a new possibility, fill out our Small Group Questionnaire. We will follow up to let you know about current openings.