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MBC Connect Groups

Connect Groups at MBC allow us to:
Connect to God
Connect to one another
Connect to our wider community
These groups are a reflection of Jesus and his discipleship, to equip and enable us to live out Christ’s calling on our lives every day – not just on Sundays.
All Connect Groups are different, varying in size, focus and frequency of meeting. Some focus on Bible study, prayer and accountability, whereas others might meet around a shared interest or with the aim of meeting a specific social need. 
Whatever the focus, all groups are encouraged to develop their own rhythm so that group members draw closer to God, go deeper in their relationships with each other, and explore and engage in God’s mission.


An Expression of MBC in Tetbury
To encourage and empower one another so that we might be a blessing to our community.
Alternate Wednesday evenings in Tetbury.
Andy & Raewyn Platts
Connect, the Missional Community based in Bussage
To help each other live as intentional missional disciples in our neighbourhood. To seek opportunities to engage in the local community.
Activities: “ROC Bussage” is an opportunity to prayerfully explore how God might want us to respond to our neighbours and show and share God’s grace in Bussage and beyond. “Thrive”: we informally worship God and try to apply his word to our lives.
Alisdair & Rosslyn Longwill (01453 883308/07837 364003), Dave & Cheryl Shears (01453 731487)
To support ladies in Bible Study and prayer, help them apply it to their lives and encourage them to be missional in their situations.
Thursday mornings at Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton.
Rowena Stapleton
Men's fellowship & Bible study
We meet from 10.30am to 12.30am on Thursday mornings in one of our houses.  We read through a passage of the Bible and with help from some notes we aim to bring out and encourage comments and prayer from the group.  
Jim Coubrough 01453 297974
Mums' book club
A group of Mums with babies who are meeting every Monday morning to read and discuss a book relevant to their stage in life.  
Charis Cook 07757 947471

The Nailsworth Group
We meet to support each other in prayer and practical ways, also spending time in worship and deepening our knowledge of the Bible and its author.  Wednesday evenings in each other’s homes around Nailsworth.
Gary Raw 01453 452276
Specially 4 You
S4U seeks to make church relevant and accessible to adults whose needs are special: levels of understanding are no barrier to knowing Jesus. S4U is a community, founded on the love of Jesus and our love for one another. Sharing news and food; simple interactive service with lots of music and stories, finishing off with a craft session which reflects the theme of the day. We also have the occasional lunch together with our special guests at a pub and we have a  regular catch-up over supper with the core group. 
Jane Court (07974 950353 or jane.court@minchbc.org.uk), Kate Bridges (katy5puds@gmail.com)
TGIF (thank God it's Friday!) 
We meet on Thursday or Friday evenings, to grow together in faith and fellowship, and celebrate the start of the weekend! We meet in each other's homes around Stroud and Stonehouse and have a meal together before studying the Bible.
Naomi Skelton 07702 050939
The Group around the Park
A group that meets together to study the Bible and support each other through prayer and friendship.
Tuesday evenings at various venues in Minchinhampton.
David Roberts & Nick Stening
The Hilltop Group
Discipleship, fellowship & support, encouragement for individual ministries outside the church.
Wednesday evenings in Minchinhampton.
Graham & Yvonne Hobbs