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Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups are the relational heart of the Church - it’s where people connect, share life and grow together.

Small Group consist of approximately 10-20 people who meet together on a regular basis around a shared interest or passion and are designed to help everyone in the Church, across every congregation to discover what God has put inside each one of us so that we live fruitful, effective lives for Him.

If you’re new to Church or would like to get to know some more people, joining a Small Group is a great place to start. Check out which Small Groups are happening and when below and sign up today!

Small Group FAQs

What happens at a Small Group?
Every group is different. Whether hanging off a climbing wall, going for a coffee with friends or helping the homeless, each Small Group is a place to bring people together so that they can connect, relate and grow with others in the life of the Church. To help make it easier to find the right Small Group for you, we’ve put each group into one of the following categories:

  • Connect - Church, but on a small scale! These groups are for people who want to develop deeper relationships with others of a similar life stage or passion.
  • Community - Based around a particular outreach, event or activity, these Small Groups have a more missional focus and outlook.
  • Equip - If you want to go deeper with God and with others we have a number of groups that meet to pray, study the Word and grow together.

Where and what time do Small Groups meet?
Our Small Groups meet on different days throughout the week and at various times so there’s bound to be one that fits in with your schedule. Most meet in homes but some, that are based around particular interests or activities, meet elsewhere. Check with the Small Group leader for specific details of the group you’re interested in joining.

Are Small Groups just for people in the Church?
Anyone can join a Small Group, you don’t have to be a member of the Church and they are a great opportunity to bring along unsaved friends and family so that they can connect with others in the Church and find out who we are and what we believe. Each group aims to have a missional focus as we reach out to those in our towns and communities - so why not think about who you could bring along with you!

How do I sign up?
If you’re already part of a Small Group or would like to join a different one then we have a Sign Up Sunday at the start of each Small Group season where you can chat to the Small Group leaders and find a group that suits you. You can also sign up to a group at any point online.

I’d like to join more than one Small Group - is that possible?
Yes, feel free to sign up for any Small Group you’d like to regularly attend. We recommend that you only sign up for a maximum of 2 Small Groups.

What if I choose a group but don’t like it?
That’s fine - you don’t have to stay! The important thing is that you find a Small Group where you are able to connect, relate and grow in faith with the other people in the group. You are very welcome to try a few!

How long do the Small Groups run for?
We have 3 Small Group seasons each year which are usually 10-12 weeks long; one from the end of January to March; one from mid April - mid July and the other from the end of September to mid December. We hold Sign-Up Sundays at the beginning of each season for you to find out what’s happening and choose which group you’d like to be a part of.

If you have any other questions about Small Groups please speak to Kevin or Sharon or email:

Community Prayer Small Group


We are a group of people that have a heart for the commuity we live in and want to see God impact people's lives in a wonderful way! We believe that prayer makes a difference and that we are called to serve and bless our communities. If you want to see God move in your environment, work place, friends/family and town, then come and join us as we spend an hour together sharing and praying.  We will be meeting fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm for an hour on Zoom. Let's make a difference in our communities together!

For more information and the Zoom link please do not hesitate to get in touch!


See you soon!

Small Group Leader: Sharon Vandeput

Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Financial Freedom


The Financial Freedom course aims to eradicate the world’s financial wisdom and replace it with biblical teaching. This 6 week course instils the importance of our tithe, how we can steward all that God gives us and teaches us how to demolish debt, budget and save for both the short and long term.

Rather than run the group as a regular fixture, we start when it's needed and can be flexible around which day of the week we run.  If you'd like to join the group or would like more information, please get in touch.  

Small Group Leader: Jon Elliott

Meets on various days at 7:45pm

First Steps


First Steps is an 8 week discipleship course for people taking their first steps into a relationship with Jesus.  We look at topics such as- how to pray and hear God, where do I start with the Bible? who is the Holy Spirit? why is church important? and what does it mean to be a "new creation"? -Whilst getting to know other people who are at a similar place in their faith journey.

First steps is for anyone who has questions about the fundamentals of christianity and who wants to get to know Jesus better, whether you've just finished an Alpha course, have recently become a Christian or are coming back to God after a long time.

There's a booklet that covers each topic that we read at home in the week, before meeting together weekly over Zoom in groups of 4-6 to reflect upon and put into practice some of what we learned.  

Groups are run throughout the year, please get in touch to find out when the next group is starting and how you can sign up.

Small Group Leader: First Steps Team

Meets weekly on various days

Overseas Missions Prayer


This Small Group meets to pray for our overseas workers who are currently serving in a number of countries around the world. We pray to support them with their needs and to see the Gospel touch many lives and fulfil the Great Commission.  We are currently meeting every other week over Zoom from 1 - 2:30 on a Wednesday where we're joined by one or two of our overseas workers to share with us what God has been doing with the people they are reaching, as well as time to pray for them and others we are supporting.

As the guidelines change we will move back to meeting together for lunch at 12 before praying together from 1pm.  
If you would like to join us or would like more information, please get in touch.



Small Group Leader: Linda Cleland

Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 12pm

Sermon-based Online Small Group


It is easy to read a passage, hear a teaching, and forget all about it by the next day’s breakfast. Research shows that 24 hours after hearing a message we only remember 30% of it and in order to take action we need to hear a message  at least 7 times. That's why I am so excited for this smallgroup to be based around Sunday's preach!
Together we will review the message and look at main scriptures that were used in it. But more importantly we will discuss it's impact on us and see how the Holy Spirit might want to apply it into our lives. As we do that the Word will have the opportunity to impact us in a greater way. This smallgroup is open to everyone and will be based around the sermon that will be brought in our congregation in Burgess Hill. There will be podcasts to listen to in case you didn't make it into church on a Sunday. We will meet every Thursday evening starting May 20th for the next 8 weeks at 7:30 via zoom. You can come and join us anytime.
For further information & the Zoom link please feel free to get in touch!

Small Group Leader: Sabrina Obwaller

Meets weekly on Thursdays at 7:30pm

Song of Songs Online Small Group


We will be going through a chapter a week of the book Song of Songs for 8 weeks.  We will use the Passion translation as well as your bible.

As we study each chapter we will encounter the love that Jesus has for us His bride. In between each week we will meditate on what He shows us & give Him space to overwhelm us and let our roots go deep into His marvellous love!

This group will start on Monday the 28th of June.

We will meet over Zoom.   Please do get in touch if you would like any more details.

Small Group Leader: Jane Urquhart

Meets weekly on Mondays at 8pm

The Bereavement Journey


Bereavement can impact hugely and affect all areas of life. Developed at Holy Trinity Brompton and appreciated by thousands of people over 20 years, The Bereavement Journey is for anyone who has been bereaved at any time and in any way. By means of a series of films and discussion groups the course gently guides bereaved people through the most common aspects of grief, enabling them to process the implications for themselves and discern next steps.

The Bereavement Journey is a 6 week course that runs regularly throughout the year, either over Zoom or in person.  The groups are very relaxed and create a space for you to share, listen and process. The groups are facilitated by people who themselves have gone through bereavement.

If you would like more information or would like to sign up for the next course, please get in touch.

Small Group Leader: The Bereavement Journey Team

Meets weekly
Currently over Zoom

The Reset


Are you in need of a "reset" in your life? Do you have a desire to discover and deepen your understanding of true worship with a group of friends? Great! Then come and join us in reading Jeremy Riddle's most recent book called "The Reset. Returning to the Heart of Worship and a life of Undivided Devotion ". Each week we will be discussing and putting into practice the chapters that we have read for the week. If you are not a big reader don't worry, the book is easy to read and has around 100 pages and is divided into shorter chapters. We will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm on Zoom starting the 25th of May.

Please get in touch for the Zoom link and further details.


Small Group Leader: Kevin Vandeput

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm