City Houses

God intends for us to experience life together, and that’s why at Hebron we want to encourage you to get into a group. A city house is a weekly gathering who meets at home. They hang out, study the word and pray together. They come in all shapes and sizes – married couples, singles, men’s, women’s, kids, no kids, under 20, over 40 the list goes on! No matter where you are in life, it is important to have a group of people you get together with on a weekly basis.
 

We have city Houses situated in various parts of Rochdale. If you are not in a City House and you would like to be, please contact Julie Mellor City House Co-ordinator on 079888 75571 for more information.

 
 Day  Location  Time  Host  Leader
         
 Tuesday  Hamer  6:30pm  Joel & Caroline  Eddie & Julie Ryan
 Tuesday  Hebron  7:00pm  James Moss  James Moss
 Tuesday  Shawclough  7:30pm  Chad & Natasha  Sue Wadsworth
 Tuesday  Whitworth  7:30pm  Stephen & Julie  Pastor David Corke
 Wednesday  Royton  7.30pm  Nadine & Elan  Elan McQuaid


Every year my view is still the same, the vision still the same, believing our Home Groups in Hebron are by far the most proven and effective way for us to create spiritual health. Home groups are there so we can care for one another, for us to develop and grow as spiritually healthy Christians. As Hebron continues to grow, Home Groups are important so we can really get to know people, help people to feel part of our church family. A safe place, where they can receive pastoral support, enjoy social time together, worship, develop spiritual gifts, study the bible and pray in a small group environment.

Churches are naturally places of community; small groups further create community by encouraging deeper per-sonal relationships. With deeper relationships, group members grow more comfortable sharing personal experi-ence, some of which included deep hurts, once a person feels comfortable, they can be safe havens for people.
Being a Home Group Leader and caring for group members can be a joy, other times, though, caring for group members can be difficult. Small group leaders do the important work of caring for group members week after week. We know that level of care exists within and outside our official meeting times, over the year they have experienced many sincere needs, from bereavement, to hospital care to marriage separation, to money matters, family issues all have been handled through our amazing leaders with compassion and care.

Thank you to our home group leaders and hosts; they are so faithful, continued thanks to Sue Wadsworth, Elan McQuaid, Eddie and Julie Ryan, James Moss, Rosemarie and Tony Hill, not forgetting those who have led in the past. Pastor David, Kath Moon, Akwa Che, Helene Uwimana and Steve Mellor. Thank you for the emerging leaders like Rachel Culshaw and Jack Clegg. A big thanks of appreciation to our hosts, Nadine, Chad and Natasha, Joel and Caroline, and Steve Mellor for opening up your homes.
During 2018 we enjoyed lots of different studies in the groups: Praise, Worship and the Presence of God – Evangelism - by Johnathan Conrathe - July through to October we studied the Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus, from October we delved into 1 Peter until Christmas.

The goal is often simply to get people together, trusting that the belonging and growth will happen naturally. Hoping that the small group leaders are actually accomplishing what they are there to do, and for those who do attend, that they experience belonging and life changes. In a nutshell, they are being discipled.
“So, speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this;  just keep on doing it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Message)