St Paul's Lutheran Church, Ernakulam is actively involved in Small Group Ministry for organizing small groups of 3-6 members who can meet weekly for Bible study, sharing and prayer in each group.
From small neighbourhood study groups of at least two families or three members who can meet weekly for Bible study and prayer
The families or member should be living in close vicinity so that no transportation will be needed
Each group should have a leader and should be provided with study materials like Bible, Small Catechism, Timothy Project Books etc
Plan one activity in each month and promote it with the support of the members of the group
Each group must engage in the witnessing activity meant for the month under the of the Pastor
The Pastor will be meeting the group leaders once a month to encourage and review the work
The more the number of groups, the more active the church in attending the services, in giving and in witnessing.
Invite a neighbour or a friend to the group and give him / her a copy of the Bible or New Testament, Small Catechism, the Timothy Project Book etc.
Gather information about the new comer, his /her family to establish family contacts and praying for them by name
Let each one in the group participate in reading, sharing experience, praying etc.
If the group becomes large, more than 10 members or more than five families, form another group.
The smaller the group, the greater the participation.
Start a small group with a future leader already in place
Include programmes for praising, edifying, equipping, developing, reaching, planting etc
This ministry includes Timothy Project and Catch the Vision of His Mission
Timothy Project is an interdenominational Small Group Bible Study ministry to pray for the power of the holy spirit, to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to grow with the faith in the Lord. The project endeavors to deepen the faith, educate, motivate and mobilize members for the mission of church and to increase the church membership. The project also hopes to achieve unity in faith through out the church, maturity in the faith of the members, involvement in the mission of the church and making disciple of Jesus Christ. St. Paul's Lutheran church, Ernakulam is actively providing this project since 1996.
Catch the Vision of His Mission
Catch the Vision of His Mission is concentrating on small group ministry. Lutheran Kochi Mission uses the format found in the inventories for this purpose.