Spring 2018 English ONLY Small Groups

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English Only Small Groups are for those who can easily communicate in English without difficulties.

라고 표시 된 것은 영어로 의사소통을 아무런 지장없이 자유로이 할 수 있는 사람만을 위한 것 입니다.


***IMPORTANT NOTE***
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR ONE SMALL GROUP ONLY. EACH SMALL GROUP HAS 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE, SO IF YOU SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE SMALL GROUP, YOU TAKE UP AVAILABLE SPOTS FROM OTHER PEOPLE WANTING TO JOIN A SMALL GROUP. THEREFORE SIGNING UP FOR MORE THAN ONE SMALL GROUP WILL RESULT IN ALL OF YOUR REGISTRATIONS BEING CANCELLED


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Sundays

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This group is for women who want accountability and fellowship as they personally study God’s Word and apply it to their lives. The group will be Bible study and discussion oriented. We will have some time for fellowship each week, but study of the week’s passages and personal application will be the focus. Members will be expected to complete the daily readings and come each week prepared to share their own insights and what God is teaching them. We will encourage each other during the week through our group Kakao chat and weekly prayer partners.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: WOMEN ONLY
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 8am
MEETING PLACE: Starbucks
LOCATION: near church
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of a weekly drink or snack
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Focus
1) Studying the Bible with discussion
2) Developing relationships and strengthening community among the body of Christ
3) Prayer and accountability to one another (Break up into groups at the end and pray for one another)
4) Having fun together: try to promote more fellowship with one another (Fun Day: 3 times)
5) Sharing about our lives honestly to one another
6) Praise and Worship

Expect
1) To commit to our meetings on time
2) To be prepared for discussions
-By having done the assigned readings
-By jotting down your thoughts on paper or electronically on a smartphone, tablet, etc.
3) To love, encourage, and pray for one another
4) To encourage more fellowship with one another outside the scheduled small group
5) To openly share about our lives and struggles with one another (Giving our personal testimonies once)
6) To have our hearts prepared for singing some worship songs
7) To lead discussion once with another person or by yourself
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 10am
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 327
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: provide snacks at least once for the group
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This small group is for anyone who are desiring to know more about God and also looking for fellowship within NHM brothers and sisters. We will be discussing about how we can apply what we read to our work and studies.

Our small group will focus on
1. encouraging each other to follow the M’Cheyne reading
2. choosing verses or a passage each day or week to meditate deeper
3. writing a journal or quick notes to bring to small group to share
4. learning about God’s attributes
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 10am
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 205
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: may be asked to buy snacks for the group for one meeting
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[ESA] limited spaces remaining
Mark 10:7-9 says “‘Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

While reading the Bible on your own is an important part of any believer’s life, it’s also crucial to read the Bible together as husband and wife. Your spiritual and emotional health will absolutely be strengthened as not only will you grow closer to God, you grow closer to each other as a unit. Each week we will look at a specific passage together as a group, though we also hope you will check in with your spouse each day as you work on the Bible reading plan together.

We hope you’ll be able to join us and be able to share what God has revealed to us in the word, keep each other accountable in reading, and develop a community to encourage each other in our marriages. This is a small group for couples that are already married – however, if you’re not yet married but wish to join this small group with your significant other (i.e. if you’re engaged), please email us at esto131@gmail.com and we can discuss if this is the right fit for you.

Important: please make sure both you AND your spouse both sign up for the small group.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: MARRIED COUPLES ONLY
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 12:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 205
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: drinks/snacks
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[EJB] 1 space remaining as of MON 1/29 @ 6pm
This group will have a dual focus on the Word and the truth that lies within it as well as community and accountability. Many times we get on board with the idea of a Bible reading plan but it’s hard to see it through on our own. In this group, we will rotate through prayer partners/accountability partners every couple weeks in order to develop deeper relationships in our community, to lift each other’s burdens up in prayer, and to come together as one in reading the Bible.
Each week when we meet, we will spend some time discussing our weeks and lifting each other up in prayer. Most of our time will be focused on the Word from that week’s reading- how it touched our hearts, how God spoke through the Word, and most importantly, how we will apply it in our lives in the future.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: AGES 25-40 YEARS OLD ONLY
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 1pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: tbd
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: bring your own drink or snack if you’d like to have something to consume during the sg!
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[EPA] 1 space remaining as of MON 1/29 @ 6pm
Join us as we meditate on the section of the M’Cheyne Bible reading plan that will be covered during the course of the first small group term of 2018.
This small group will have a mix that is equal parts focus on meditation in the Word and building fellowship. If you are fairly new to NHM and want to get plugged in, this is a friendly small group where you can experience the awesomeness of NHM fellowship. If you have been attending NHM for a while and want to grow your faith to the next level, this small group will challenge you to take proactive steps to serve the community and start taking ownership of your faith through servant leadership, yaaasss.
Each member will be expected to read the daily Scripture assigned and meditate on that passage. Be prepared to discuss how God spoke to you through the Scripture throughout the week. Members are encouraged to occasionally share throughout the week in the group chat about ways God is speaking to them.
They will also be expected to join the weekly SG meetings on Sundays, commit to attending them on time, and be respectable to other people’s time by notifying your absence ahead of time. SG times together will be discussion oriented, i.e. this small group will not be a lecture-type Bible study. We will spend some time for fellowship each week, but the study of the passage and its application will have higher priority. We will identify verses and ideas that challenge us and encourage each other as we apply them to our lives, as well as sharing other life events and to build community through the Word and time spent together. Questions will be provided as a guide to help facilitate discussion. Note that if it seems that a member is sharing “too long”, please do not take offense if cut short – we want everyone to have a chance to share.
In addition to this, members will be expected to pray for a prayer partner within the group and to check in (text, call, or meet up) with that prayer partner at least once throughout the week to encourage each other. Members are also encouraged to keep a journal/notes on their daily reading in order to make conversation in SG time flow well.
Finally, be prepared to lead one session. This can be done alone or with a partner (it’s a spiritual challenge!). We are all potential lay leaders and EVERY member will take turns leading in this small group.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: THOSE WHO ARE SERVING, OR THINKING ABOUT SERVING AND ALSO LIKE FOOD MOVIES AND NERDY CONVERSATIONS
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 1:15pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall 327
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: snacks & drinks (volunteer basis) each week
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As a church we are reading through the whole Bible in a year. Do you want to simply read the words on the pages, or do you want the living Word of God to transform your heart and life?
As a small group we will meet together and discuss the Scriptures covered from the previous week and share how God is using his Word to make us more like Jesus. We will share Bible study ideas and practices to help each other get the most out of our time in Scripture. We will worship and pray together each week. Members will be asked to share testimonies of how God has been working in their lives.
We will also have fun days and days of service. As a group we will decide what to do based on our interests.
A lot of us at NHM are far away from our families. This is an opportunity to engage with your brothers and sisters in Christ and experience the family that God creates in the body of Christ.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 3pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 205
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: each member will be asked to bring snacks for the group 1 week
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[ALBANIA]
Are you interested in missions?
This group is for those who are interested in Albania missions. Since 2013, the Albania mission team, Albanian Dream Team, has held an English camp/VBS for children and teenagers every summer in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. We have heard and seen that through the camps some of the participants got closer to God and decided to accept Jesus as their savior. Albanian Dream Team is planning on holding the 6th camp in July, 2018. This time, we will prepare for the camp starting this January. The preparation includes praying, deciding on a theme of the camp, developing English class materials, deciding on fun camp activities, etc. You do not have to worry whether you can go to Albania or not. However, please consider carefully and pray if you are ready to commit to this group. (If you want to know more about Albania Dream Team, you can check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlbanianDreamTeam)

Not Information But Transformation.
For the Bible reading, we will be reading the Bible according to the curriculum, and at the SG session we will share how the Word of God works in our lives during the week. I hope that we live out the Word of God more intentionally and can experience how real and powerful it is in our daily lives.
TYPE: English Only + English/Korean
FOCUS GROUP: THOSE INTERESTED IN ALBANIA MISSIONS (see description)
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 3pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 327
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: snacks (one-time)
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Throughout this small group term we hope to develop relationships that will be rooted in Christ and his word, so that all things, whether Bible study, praying, sharing, coffee time, games, eating etc, will be done for Christ! We will be going through the church-wide 1 Year Devotional Plan, using the YouVersion app. One of our goals is to develop the discipline of reading God’s word and thus deepen our relationship with our Saviour. In the 1 Year Devotional Plan, there are 4 chapters from different books of the bible for everyday reading. There is also a devotional to help us gain insight and further understanding of one of those four passages we read. Our group discussions on Sundays will be based on the chapter and devotional read for that day.

Open Small Group is a place where everyone is welcome. This is a small group for anybody new to the church, unsure what a small group is, somewhat uncomfortable with English, frequently travel and can’t commit to a small group, have had bad experiences with previous churches or small groups, or weren’t able to sign-up for a small group. We hope to provide a restful community for all who need it.

By officially signing up for this small group, however, you are committing to becoming a Core member. As Core members our responsibilities will be to embrace and welcome Open members to our NHM family whether they are long time attendees who desire community but are too busy to commit or whether they are seekers new to our faith. We expect that Core members will attend regularly, help lead side group discussions, and proactively take part in helping out and organizing small group events like Inreach, Outreach, and Fun Day. We feel that open small group is a great way to participate and strengthen our community and would love for you to come and help. Our Core members tend to be a smaller tightly knit group that not only love reaching out to the larger community but also regularly pray for and support each other in matters that they might be hesitant to share with a larger open group.

Please only sign up if you understood the open small group mission and feel a calling to become a Core member. If you are unable to commit to being a Core member but still desire to participate in open small group, instead of signing up, we welcome you to simply drop by every Sunday afternoon whenever you have the time and desire.

Please join this SG if:
You are comfortable with meeting new people and sharing with them
God has given you a burden you a burden to love NHM who have not been able to get plugged in.
Have a giving mindset

Please expect to:
Commit to attend meetings on time
Read & meditate on the passages
Be prepared to participate in honest discussion
Pray for one another
TYPE: OPEN SMALL GROUP
FOCUS GROUP: OPEN SMALL GROUP CORE MEMBERS (read description)
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 3pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall B101
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 10,000w for snacks (one-time)
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[EAA] 1 space remaining as of 1/29 @ 6pm
Regular Bible reading is one of the most important habits we can develop. I’ve been praying that with the daily Bible reading plan, all of us can get the benefits of a steady diet of God’s Word as we read through Scripture in a year. If you would like to join this SG, hopefully you’re excited to complete the daily Bible reading & personal devotion in advance and to grow in the intimacy with God and with the SG members.
Above all, please make sure each one of this SG members is supposed to expect to serve this SG by leading SG and bringing some snacks or drinks at least once during this SG session.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 3:15pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 207
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: none
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[FPM] limited spaces remaining
**FOCUS GROUP**
Film Production Ministry
This small group is limited to Film Production Ministry members and those who are serious about joining the ministry.

**Description**
The first thing God revealed about Himself in Scripture is that He is creative. For the first six days, God revealed His creative spirit, and made us in His image. So we create for our creator. As we create, and we “let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly,” (Colossians 3:16) we will see how we can use our creations to reveal the character of our Creator. We need constant communion with fellow brothers and sisters to renew our minds and refresh the lenses through which we view the world as we create.

In our small group, we will dwell in God’s Word as we work together to produce for our God. Together, we will read through the Word, and produce at least one film together. We will be basing our Fun Day, Outreach, and In-reach around the ministry as well.

Members are expected to commit and keep up with the reading each week. We will be sharing and discussing as we delve into His Word. The small group will have a strict attendance policy!

For those that are not part of the ministry, the small group will act as the probation period. If you would like to commit to the ministry, you will be interviewed at the end of the term.

For more information about the ministry, please check: www.newharvestsarang.org/filmproduction
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: FILM PRODUCTION MINISTRY MEMBERS AND THOSE WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT JOINING THE MINISTRY
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 3:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: tbd
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 15,000w for snacks (one-time)
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Tuesdays

[EMB]
This group is for the dedicated readers who are also interested in focusing on how to build unity through shared study of God’s Word. Come with a passion to learn more about the Word, whether this is your first time reading through it or you have read it a hundred times before. We will talk a lot about personal application, so every member will need to actively share from their own experience. We will also do some meta-analysis about how our lives are changing as we daily get into the word and focus on community in Christ.

The church as a whole is pushing everyone to follow the Bible reading plan daily, but our members will commit to holding one another accountable for reading daily, finishing the assigned readings, and commenting in the group plans after reading. We hope everyone in the church will be doing this regardless, but this small group will set up further accountability to aid our members in fully realizing the potential of this amazing endeavor.

If you think achieving this will be difficult, please do join us, as long as you will commit to full participation. Joining a group like ours will definitely help you succeed. If you are not willing to commit to giving it your best shot, this is not the group for you.

We know mid-week groups often compete with work schedules, but if you commit to coming, you commit to us. The other members of the group will be counting on you to be here participating. It may be hard to make your boss or coworkers understand, but your spiritual development is more important than your career development, and this can even be a great way to share with your coworkers as it might make your Christianity more visible to the office.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Home
LOCATION: Hakdong Station (학동역) (Line 7)
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: bring snacks
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Wednesdays

[EPD] limited spaces remaining
This will be a women’s only small group. I hope this will allow us to be unafraid to openly, vulnerably, and deeply share with one another. Throughout the term I would also like to try different methods of praying for each other so please be prepared for a lot of praying together too! I will encourage praying out loud. I hope that doesn’t discourage anyone from joining but that all who sign up for this group will be up for the challenge of really fighting spiritually for their fellow saints. I will also try to encourage meet-ups/ fellowship time outside of our small group meeting time, although these will be optional.

Let’s really be prayerful this small group season and expectantly wait upon our Lord to do wonderful things in each of our lives this year ^^.

Our Bible reading will be following the church’s reading plan (the M’Cheyne reading plan which consists of about 4 chapters a day – two from OT and two from NT) and we will go over together how to setup a YouVersion account that provides the readings in an easily accessible, daily devotional format. Can’t wait to meditate on the Word with all of you!
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: WOMEN ONLY
DAY AND TIME: Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 205
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 5,000w for snacks
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Thursdays

[EMD] 2 spaces remaining as of MON 1/29 @ 6pm
This home-based Small Group seeks to provide a mid-week anchor for members to draw deep from God’s Word and to provide fellowship and encouragement for our respective walk with the Lord.

While there is no specific focus group, we are looking for members willing to come on time and commit 2 hours on a weekday. Active participation is expected as we hope to help members to apply the Word of God and to discover their diverse talents and ministry inclinations.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Thursdays @ 7:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Home
LOCATION: Bukchon, near Anguk Station (안국역) (Line 3)
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 10,000w for snacks (one-time)
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Our small group will be both discussion oriented and community oriented.

(1) We will focus on the Bible during our meetings by having discussions based on the weekly readings. We will also spend time in prayer and praise.
(2) We will have community oriented time by eating together when possible – on Sundays and/or after SG.

It is my hope that this group will grow in Him through the Word and through genuine fellowship.

Please expect the following

* to lead or co-lead the discussion once during the small group term
* to come to our small group meetings on time
* to complete the readings on time
* to actively participate in the discussions
* to give prior notice to the group of an absence/lateness
* to communicate on Kakao
* to love one another
* also, to meet me in person one time (before or after service) before the small group session starts
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Thursdays @ 8pm
MEETING PLACE: Church
LOCATION: Hope Hall Room 205
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 10,000w for snacks (one-time) + your meal when we eat out
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