Spring 2019 English/Korean Small Groups

English/Korean Small Groups are for those who do not consider themselves fluent in English. Sessions are conducted in 90% English and 10% Korean.


***IMPORTANT NOTE***
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR ONE SMALL GROUP ONLY. EACH SMALL GROUP HAS 12 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

Sundays

[OPEN SMALL GROUP]
Open Small Group will be studying the Gospel of Mark during the Spring Small Group Term. We will be using Francis Chan’s Gospel of Mark study from RightNow Media to facilitate our studies. Participants can review the material before, during, and after SG to make your study more effective.

Open SG is a very unique and seeker friendly SG. Open SG is the place where everyone is welcome. New to the church, fine. Not able to sign up for a SG, that’s ok. Not sure what a SG is, please come by and find out.

Open SG is also the place where if you are hurting and have nowhere to go that can always come by to study the Bible and be with other believers who want to be there for you.

People who sign up for this SG need to have a heart for those in NHM who are not in SG for whatever reason.

Open SG is essentially two SG in one. One part of the SG is for people who commit to faithfully come to this SG and be there for both the people who attend faithfully and for those who may be less consistent. If you are not ready to commit to this SG, then do not sign up, feel free to just show up.

The other part of this SG is for anyone else, with no commitment. People can drop in at any time and leave at any time. This may be difficult to accept for those who sign up and commit to our SG.

THIS SG IS PROBABLY NOT FOR YOU!!!

Here are reasons why this SG is not for you:
(1) SG size is not predictable and can get very large. People who like small groups and groups what do not change, do not join this SG as you will not be happy.
(2) You must be patient in having attendees come in and out and not be consistent. For those of your who can only share with people who you know very well, do not join this SG as you will be uncomfortable.
(3) You will not be able to get as much consistent attention compared to other “fixed” SG as the attention of the SG leader(s) will change depending on group size and other factors

Please join this SG if:
(1) You are comfortable with meeting new people and ok with sharing with them
(2) God has given you a burden to love those in NHM who have not been able to get plugged in and have a heart for those who have not been able to find a SG or church to call home
(3) Have a giving mindset

Please note that if you sign up for this SG, you will be required to sign the SG covenant. Coming prepared and completing all the required readings is a given. In addition each member will be required to:
(1) Lead or co-lead for at least one session
(2) Be prepared to listen, share, cry, and pray for each other
(3) Developing relationships and strengthening community with your brothers and sisters at NHM
(4) Having fun: sharing meals and enjoying Seoul together!

We invite anyone who is committed to investing your energy, pain, and tears in our small group. This small group is not for everyone, so you must be aware of the commitment involve to be a part of this small group. NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO JOIN this small group.

Please expect to:
(1) Commit to attend our meetings on time
(2) Read and meditate on our readings
(3) Be prepared to participate in honest discussion on the readings and your lives
(4) Pray for one another
TYPE: OPEN SMALL GROUP
FOCUS GROUP: OPEN SMALL GROUP CORE (read description carefully)
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 1pm
MEETING PLACE: church
LOCATION: Grace Chapel B501
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: none Drop Cap Page Settings Navigator History Responsive Mode Preview Changes UPDATE SAVE OPTIONS

Saturdays

[THE BOOKS OF LEVITICUS, NUMBERS AND DEUTERONOMY]
Whenever we start reading the Bible from the beginning, we usually end up getting lost somewhere in the book of Leviticus where all the rituals and laws are described in full detail. If this is you, let’s face and overcome this challenge together as we will hold one another accountable reading through Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy this term. While we will be looking into the history of Israel through the Bible reading, we will also have an excursion every other week to take a glimpse at the history of Korea where God has allowed us to inhabit for the time being. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn the history of both countries and also have fellowship together. Our devotional sharing will last about 2 hours. When we set out for an excursion every other week, we will first meet for the excursion followed by the devotional sharing; this will take about 3 hours in total. You are welcome to bring along your friends who may be interested in any of the excursion programs to join us (please refer to the schedule below). This is a closed group but anyone with a willing heart is welcome to join us for excursion and devotional Saturdays only.

**Regular meeting for devotional sharing in cafes near Seoul Station and Excursion Schedule as the following

Date & Time Meeting Point Excursion
TYPE: English/Korean
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Saturdays @ 10am
MEETING PLACE: cafe or nearest subway station of day’s excursion
LOCATION: cafe or nearest subway station of day’s excursion
BOOK COST: none (use your own Bible)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: coffee/snacks