We really care about supporting you in your faith journey. We believe in nurturing confident disciples who live out their faith seven days a week. St James Small Groups are at the heart of this, along with a structured discipleship track.
What is a small group?
Small groups are a brilliant opportunity for community. They often meet in homes around the Ribble Valley, but also in other locations. A small group usually has 8-12 members, and 2 leaders.
Why should I join a small group?
A small group is a great way to get connected into the St James' community, and to grow and develop your faith through Bible study, discussion and prayer.
When do small groups meet?
Most small groups meet weekly in the evenings, but we have some small groups running during the day, some with a creche if you have small children and some at the weekend.
How do I join?
Take a look at the small groups descriptions and see if there's one which might suit you. Sign up to a small group here.
New to faith or just exploring?
You might prefer to join an Alpha course to explore what faith means. If you're new to the church, you might like to join a DNA course, which explores the values of our church.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is generally a mature Christian who meets with you regularly, helping you live out the grace of God and become the person God created you to be.
How does mentoring work?
Della Pickett pairs up mentors and mentees, putting people of the same gender together. Pairs meet up, usually in a venue like a cafe, committing to an initial period of around 6 weeks. The mentor will ask questions, listen and pray for their mentee.
Why do I need a mentor?
We find mentoring works really well if you have something specific you'd like to work through, or if you're at a stage in your life where attending a small group may be difficult. But all kinds of people receive mentoring, and we have mentors from all different backgrounds.
How do I sign up?
Head to the Mentoring page and pop in your details. Della will be in touch shortly.