SPRING 2021 OFFLINE COMMUNITY GROUPS

OFFLINE COMMUNITY GROUPS will physically gather for every meeting unless prohibited by the government or due to church leadership discretion will it go online.


***IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE SIGNING UP***
1) Please sign up for one community group only. Signing up for more than one group takes away a spot for another person wanting to join.
2) Please read the descriptions carefully so you register for an appropriate group. Doing so will ensure you get into the right group and not have to sign up again, as groups might become full when you try to sign up again.

Sundays

[THANKFUL HEART]
In our community group, we will focus on having a thankful heart. The Bible says that in this world, we will have tribulation. However, God also promises us a heart of peace and asks us to be thankful in all circumstances. So every week, we will share three things that we are thankful for on Kakao and elaborate during the community group.

Those who are prepared to commit yourself to listen to the sermon, read the relevant bible passage and attend every meeting with a willing heart and an openness to be honest, to listen, and to share your thoughts and opinions are welcome!
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 9:10am
MEETING PLACE: A Twosome Place Cafe
LOCATION: near Church
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of beverage (weekly)
[FELLOWSHIP] 2 spaces remaining as of TUES 1/26 @ 10am
Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament times had rich and varied meanings. As members of true community, believers, we need to celebrate human differences and the profound healing, communication, love and new creation that comes from living in this daily life.

Our community group will focus on building community:
1) We will have a short discussion based on the NHM weekly sermons on community
2) We will have a discussion about true community and application among believers and unbelievers
3) Our group will have casual fellowship time such as eating a meal together, sharing daily life and praying for one another etc…

You are highly recommended to join the group if:
1) You are prepared to commit yourself to attend every meeting (minimum 80% of 12 weeks) with a willing heart and an openness to be honest, respectful, to listen, and to share your thoughts and opinions.
2) You are interested in having discussions about the Bible passages from the weekly sermons, having opportunities to share thoughts and praying for one another as a spiritual family
TYPE: English/Korean (90% English, 10% Korean for clarification purposes only)
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 9:10am
MEETING PLACE: Starbucks
LOCATION: near church towards Seoul National University Of Education Station (교대역)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of beverage (weekly)
[ACTIVE BUILDERS] closed
I learned something really important about church community at the recent NHM “Hunger for God” One-Day Retreat. It was what Pastor Peter Kim said during the Q&A session – make your fellowship PURPOSEFUL and INTENTIONAL. INTENTIONALLY feed other people. So who will feed other people? Each and every one of us. Let’s build a healthy community in Christ actively together. Let’s be ACTIVE BUILDERS. Then we will see God’s amazing work in us. We will discuss details of what we can do to be active builders at our first meeting.

If you sign up, please expect to:
1. Pray for one another
2. Commit to attending meetings on time for both OFFLINE and ONLINE (if we meetings move online due to COVID) (Please let the leader know beforehand if you cannot attend a meeting)
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 2:10pm
MEETING PLACE: Cafe
LOCATION: near church
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of beverage (weekly)
[CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE: IDEAL AND REALITY] closed
Marriage ain’t pretty!

But, you probably already knew that. If you are married, you are living that. If you will be married, ho ho ho, get ready. The fun will begin soon.

To join this group, both partners will need to commit and participate every Sunday. What is marriage if we do it alone? (I don’t know but I will say that it is not what God intended)

What I hope for this group:
1) Growing towards God with our partners
2) Building a community of couples within NHM for support, accountability, and friendship
3) (if engaged) see how married couples handle, pray, and communicate for each other to prepare your future life for the beauty of marriage

What I ask:
1) Please be on time and present (if you know you will be late or absent, please notify me ahead of time)
2) Worship on Sunday either online or at church (when possible)
3) Lead a session; with support, if necessary (you will be asked to lead one Sunday session for the group)
3) Give input or share during CG (because truthfully, some of us may be going through the same thing)
4) Pray consistently for fellow members during the week
5) This CG will meet offline at Cafe Proust in a reserved room (unless we are not allowed to meet offline). We will each need to purchase a drink (so about $5-$10 for coffee or tea)
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: MARRIED/ENGAGED COUPLES ONLY
DAY AND TIME: Sundays @ 2:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Proust Cafe
LOCATION: near church
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of beverage (weekly)

Wednesdays

[BUILDING COMMUNITY AND REFRESHING LIVES ON WEDNESDAY] cancelled
It’s Wednesday and for some reason, it feels like it has been the longest week ever. Boss is demanding, work is overwhelming and no one understands because no one really listens. UNTIL NOW!

Join here as we grow together as a community. Let’s talk about our lives and what is bothering us and how God wants us to view this or get through this. Or maybe you just need a shoulder to cry on. You need people to pray for you. That’s what we are here for. Maybe the sermon this past Sunday was a little cloudy. We’ll talk about that too! Refresh the middle of your week with what God was speaking to you the previous Sunday and share time with your community as we grow in fellowship. TGIW!

If you are able, let’s meet up for dinner at 6:30pm before our community group starts. We’ll eat somewhere in Itaewon and then head over afterwards to a nearby cafe for our community group.

Members who would like to join this community group will be required to:
1. Lead or co-lead at least one week. We are called to spread the Gospel, so practice makes perfect! 🙂
2. Attend all meetings on time. How else do you grow in fellowship?
3. Be diligent in participating in the Sunday worship services and be prepared for CG.
4. Participate in meaningful discussions. Talking helps us get to know who we are. Silence means you become friends with the noises in the walls. . .
5. Pray for one another because prayer is powerful!
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Wednesdays @ 7:30pm
MEETING PLACE: Cafe (tbd)
LOCATION: Itaewon Station (이태원역) (Line 6)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: cost of beverage (weekly) and cost of dinner (if joining for that part)

Thursdays

[WORKING PEOPLE IN YEOIDO/GONGDUK AREA] cancelled
Feeling lonely at work?
Do you not feel appreciated?
Wondering how what you’re doing at work has anything to do with God’s kingdom?

Worry no more. Connect with other working Christians on a weekly basis to be reminded of the Gospel and work in light of what Christ has done in the cross!

Let’s do life together as God designed.
TYPE: English Only
FOCUS GROUP: none
DAY AND TIME: Thursdays @ 7:30pm
MEETING PLACE: FrontOne Office
LOCATION: Gongduk Station (공덕역) Exit 4 (Lines 5 and 6, AREX and the Gyeongui–Jungang Line)
ADDITIONAL COSTS: 10,000w per month for snacks