Table Groups are a small-group ministry at Lakewood. They are called “Table Groups” because Christians grow closer to God and one another when we gather around tables. It’s about gathering around dinner tables to break bread. It’s about gathering around coffee tables to reflect and pray. It’s about waiting the tables of the poor and the hungry. And it’s about gathering around the Lord’s Table.
Participants will join Table Groups of 10-14 others for weekly gatherings, shared meals, engagement in mission, and more. These transformational groups eat together, pray together, read Scripture together, and serve God together. Table Groups immerse participants in life-giving Christian community and help participants grow deeper in communion with God and with one another.
Once you have registered for a group, you can join our kick-off event, TableTalk. It will be on September 8 at 5:00 pm in Asbury Hall. Groups will begin meeting for the 2019-20 year on the week of September 15. Please join us as we continue our journey of sanctification in Christ!
When and where do Table Groups meet? Table Groups meet once a week either on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night. Most Table Groups will meet in someone’s home, but there are some groups that elect to meet at Lakewood in one of our many classrooms. Once sign-ups begin, you will be able to see each available Table Group. You will be provided the day that each group meets, a general location for the meetings, and an age range for the specific group. Sign-ups will begin online on August 11.
What do we do at each meeting? We begin each meeting with a time of fellowship. We then transition into a time of scriptural study and conversation with one another. We then go through some “checking-in” questions with one another and conclude with prayer. Once a month, each group will meet for a potluck rather than following our typical weekly outline.
Is there childcare provided? Childcare is provided for those who need it at the church. Before each meeting, you will be able to drop your children off at Lakewood UMC and pick them up after your meeting has concluded.
Who should i contact for more information? Contact Pastor Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!