The word Oikos in the NT Greek context stood for the ‘household’, which in society was the basic unit which was a constituent part of the city and therefore the Empire. The household consisted of the basic extended family unit, plus slaves and others connected (60% of those in the Empire were slaves!)
Oikos Groups are smaller in number than existing Life Groups so it is easier to care for one another. There are a range of groups, some meeting online and others in hybrid model of in-person or online.
The groups will be assembled by a host who is responsible for facilitating the group. The groups will do four simple things at each gathering:
- Check In – How is everyone doing?
- Read scripture and reflect
- Pray for each member
- Take Communion together
Our Oikos groups are a place of belonging, whether you are a part of a church or not you can be supported, loved and known. Our groups are open to all and are a great opportunity to learn and grow together and meet other members of the church. If you’d like to get involved in a Oikos group email the church office firstname.lastname@example.org