Cell Groups are at the heart of our church!
We're not a church with cell groups, but rather a church of cell groups.
Cell Groups are how we connect and minister to one another in tangible ways.
Cell Groups are also the key to having a group of individuals praying for one another on a consistent basis.
Cell Groups are uniquely equipped to reach out in a variety of ways in our community.
Cell Groups are where we live out the DNA of PEMC in its fullest expression.
NOTE: A re-vitalized Cell Group Ministry is under construction, with leadership development and a renewed approach in mind!
Gather Groups are now organized. Please contact the church office to be included in a new group in the new year.
Cell Group FAQ's
What is a Cell Group?
A Cell Group is made up individuals who meet regularly to study, to share, reach out to others, and to support one another in their lives.
Each group is led by a leader and a typical meeting lasts for an hour and a half to two hours.
Reaching out in the community is part of the DNA of all of our Cell Groups. These practical activities are organized regularly by each group.
Why are Cell Groups important?
Here at PEMC we consider Cell Groups to be a central part of our ministry. Cell Groups are designed to be the place where change takes place. Change in habits, attitudes, and character ... all the things that being in community and growing in Christ is about.
We want to GROW and mature, and Cell Groups are the place where we can encourage, support, and challenge one another to deepen our relationship with Christ.
Cell Groups are not meant to be inward-focussed. They aren't meant to be social clubs, although there is certainly a social component in Cell Groups.
Reaching out is at the heart of our ministries, and this is a key priority in our Cell Groups.
What will we study?
Our Cell Groups go through various studies, the topics of which are most often expanded upon Sunday mornings in the sermon.
Material is carefully selected by our Senior Pastor and Elders, and is geared to spritual development based on Biblical principles.
Are there any 'specialized' cell groups?
Periodically we offer short-term, specialized groups, such as marriage enrichment or parenting groups.
Who leads the cell groups?
Each group has a leader and host. The leader is a PEMC Member, approved by the Senior Pastor and Elders, and trained in Cell Group leadership. The host(s) open their home for the Cell Group to meet, and often provide refreshments, etc.
How long does a group last?
Our desire is that groups stay together throughout the entire year, gelling and growing together.
In so doing, groups are a prayer support and encouragement for one another, providing tangible expressions of love in our local community and abroad.
Do Cell Groups run during the summer?
Generally, our Cell Groups run from September to June; taking the summer off.
What is the required commitment?
Joining a Cell Group requires a commitment to attend the group times regularly.
This commitment is the key to strong relationships and healthy groups.
There is the expectation of confidentiality within a group, as well as a desire to make an effort to know and grow with the people in the group.
A Cell Group is designed to be a safe place for people to come and share their hearts, their needs, praises and prayer concerns.
How do I get involved in a Cell Group?
Contact our Senior Pastor regarding a group that's right for you!