Growth Groups are an essential part of life at St Andrew’s. The Bible teaches that Christians cannot thrive as individuals, instead we grow together in Christ-focused community where we all care for one another. Our Sunday gatherings are quite large, so growth groups are the main way we do this community.
These smaller communities gather in various forms and sizes but each group typically consists of around ten people, who meet every one to two weeks, to share their lives, to study the Bible, and to pray for each other.
It’s as we get to know each other really well, and then speak the truth of the love of God in Christ into the nitty gritty details of our lives that groups become places of care and discipleship.
These groups are predominately for those aged 35 – 50 and meet weekly at St Andrew’s on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30pm.
These groups meet every other week at St Andrew’s on Saturday afternoons from 3:30 – 6:00pm. Two groups are for couples and two are groups for women.
Groups for university students (FOCUS) and young professionals in their 20s & 30s (Oxygen) meet weekly at St Andrew’s on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30pm. Many members are single, but couples attend too.
A couple of groups for female domestic helpers meet weekly at St Andrew’s on Sunday afternoons (except the first Sunday of the month). More information.
These groups meet in people’s homes in various places across the city.
Groups for men meet weekly at St Andrew’s on Thursday evenings and also on Sunday mornings. They share an informal meal together, study the Bible and spend time praying for each other. More information.
These groups for ladies meet during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
If you’d like to join a group, we’d love for you to come to Partnership. This is a free four-week course that runs on Sunday afternoons. We’ll introduce you to life at St Andrew’s and help you choose the best growth group for you.