Young at Heart
Our young at heart ministry is geared for those who are 50 and older. We meet bi-monthly to have a meal together and then fellowship with an activity afterwards. The meal costs about $6.00. Contact our church office for the next date and activity that is planned for this group of older adults that love to have fun.
As Carolyn Taketa writes, “We live in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected world. Though social media and other technology have made our world seemingly more connected, people have fewer genuine friends than ever before. It feels scary and threatening to allow ourselves to be known or to invest in knowing someone else at a deep level. It is much easier and more convenient to stay on the surface. Yet when we take the risk of being authentic with a small group of people, we can experience God’s grace and love coming through others, which leads to freedom and transformation.
John Ortberg writes: ‘God uses people to form people. That is why what happens between you and another person is never merely human-to-human interaction—the Spirit longs to be powerfully at work in every encounter.’
So the goal of small groups is to create environments where Spirit-driven, life-giving experiences can flourish. While the type of group or study can help promote a positive environment, the real things that promote a healthy environment for flourishing are prayer, support, service, confession, worship, accountability, conflict resolution, social gatherings, and simply doing life together. Regardless of the specific guidelines a church may have in their small-group ministry, its objective ultimately is to help people engage in relationships that help them become more like Christ. Spend time building an environment that allows true relationships to flourish.”
At Central Manor Church we desire people to grow closer to God and closer to each other. We offer small groups all year round. The groups are organized by day, gender, and topic. Please feel free to contact the church office if you have questions or need help connecting to a small group.
A few of our current groups include:
Women’s Group- 7 PM
Life Issues – fellowship and bible study focused on helping people overcome their hurts, bad habits, and hangups. 6:30 meal 7 PM program (at the church)
(all at the church)