Biblical Purposes for Antioch Small Groups

WHAT is an Antioch Small Group?

Definition: Any of our midweek subgroups of the whole Antioch church family that meet for discipling and caring for our members. We have two main categories:

(a) Standard Wednesday night groups, mixed, all ages

(b) Speciality Groups – ladies’ studies, mens’ groups, Monash Campus study/outreach, youth etc.

Small groups are a critical way through which we fulfil our biblical purpose as a local church, as stated in our Declaration of Faith, that we exist “for the purpose of exalting God through evangelising the lost and edifying and equipping the saints for service” (Eph. 4:7-16; Col. 1:28-29; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 11:36; 1 Thess. 2:7-8; Heb 13:17)

WHY do our small groups exist?

Antioch small groups exist fo the following six biblical purposes:

(a) For Deacons in assisting the Elders in shepherding the flock through member care and counsel in their small groups (Acts 6:1-7; 20:28; 1 Thess. 2:7-8; Heb. 13:17)

(b) For practicing the biblical one-anothers and living out our Church Covenant by loving and encouraging one another, bearing one another’s burdens, praying together, and building godly friendships (Acts 2:42-47; Gal. 6:2; Heb. 3:13; 10:24-25; Prov. 7:5-6, 9-10, 17; 1 Pet. 4:7-11). Small groups are also a crucial way to display our true Gospel unity across the barriers of age and culture, to experience inter-generational and cross-cultural fellowship in Christ that only God’s Spirit can produce and that displays to the world the Gospel’s power (Eph. 2:14-16; Jn. 13:34-35).

(c) For further teaching in sound doctrine and in helping our people apply biblical truths (Ps. 19:7-11; Ps. 119; 2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 5:14; Jam. 1:22-25)

(d) For discipling newcomers and younger believers at Antioch into membership and maturity, and for being discipled by more mature believers (Phil. 2:12-13; Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:28-29; Heb. 5:12; Matt. 28:19)

(e) For equipping future leaders for the Churhc and to start new small groups to reach more members and newcomers (1 Tim. 3:10; 1 Tim. 5:22; 2 Tim. 2:2)

(f) For evangelising the lost (Matt. 4:19; 28:19; Acts 1:8)

 

Small Groups

Moshe Mashiane
7:30 pm, Wednesday Evening
Radiokop
082 821 4158 – Call for more details

Marco Scouvert
7:15pm, Wednesday Evening
Honeydew
Antioch Bible Church – 310 Boundary Road
079 849 6691 – Call for more details

Kevin Odendaal
7:30pm, Wednesday Evening
Robin Hills / Cresta
082 882 7235 – Call for more details

Damon Cafetzoglou
7:15pm, Wednesday Evening
Kelland / Fairlands / Cresta
082 440 5959 – Call for more details

Ethene Steenkamp
7:00pm, Wednesday Evening
Fourways
084 525 7777 – Call for more details

Wendell Cantrell
7:00pm, Wednesday Evening
Northriding
060 695 1618 – Call for more details

Bruce Humphries
7:30pm, Wednesday Evening
Berario / Fairlands / Northcliff
082 334 9002 – Call for more details

Rob Warren
7:00pm, Wednesday Evening
Honeydew – 310 Boundary Road (Behind the church building)
085 590 2032 / 082 957 4193 – Call for more details

Joel Kirby
7:30pm, Wednesday Evening
Amarosa / Ruimsig
083 975 5031 – Call for more details

Andre Pieterse
7:00pm, Wednesday Evening
Allensnek
060 311 6684 – Call for more details

Ladies’ Bible Study Groups

Meryl Odendaal
9:00am, Wednesday Morning
Robin Hills / Cresta
083 415 5261 – Call for more details

Soniah Van der Walt
10:30am, Wednesday Morning
Kelland / Fairlands / Cresta
082 828 2940 – Call for more details

Lize Steenkamp
10:00am, Every other Friday Morning
Fourways
084 929 8888 – Call for more details

Jann Cantrell
9:30am, Thursday Morning
Amarosa / Ruimsig
071 557 2580 – Call for more details

Moms & Tots Bible Study Group

Magda Pieterse
9:00am, Thursday Morning
All areas – Antioch Bible Church – 310 Boundary Road, Honeydew
082 546 8555 – Call for more details

Monash University Bible Study

Marco Scouvert
6:15pm, Thursday Evening
144 Peter Road, Ruimsig
079 849 6691 – Call for more details

Iron Men Group

Robin Brown
6:00am, Friday Morning
Antioch Bible Church – 310 Boundary Road, Honeydew
076 695 4274

Youth / Young Adults

Robin Brown
6:45pm, Friday Evening
Antioch Bible Church – 310 Boundary Road, Honeydew
076 695 4274

Young Men Bible Study

Troy Cafetzoglou
7:15pm, Monday Evening
Kelland / Cresta
076 896 9175