JUDSON SMALL GROUPS STRATEGY

for adults, children, & youth


Judson Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ who love God and love people.


At Judson, our primary way of making disciples is through small groups.  The goal of JBC is that 100% of all those attending Sunday morning worship would be in weekly small group Bible Study.


Scroll down to explore our small group discipleship strategy for Adults, Youth, & Children.

Small Groups for Adults


Judson has 3 categories of small group discipleship available for adults:

Sunday School Groups, Community Groups, & Short-term Groups.  If you have questions or desire to teach or help serve in Adult discipleship, then call the church office (225-665-5481) or speak to the pastor, Sunday School Director, or Discipleship Training Director next Sunday!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL GROUPS

Sunday school is the ideal type of small group discipleship for most families because it meets right before worship and there are classes provided for all ages including a nursery for babies.

Sunday School groups meet on Sunday mornings at the church facilities from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM and study through books of the Bible using the Explore The Bible Discipleship Guide.  In addition, the passages studied in small group match the passages being preached on in the worship service and are the theme of the daily devotions for the following week.

Adults in a Sunday School small group get to know one another through doing life together in class, in home fellowships and outings, and performing local mission projects.  Sunday School classes typically have from a handful to as many as 15 people and are encouraged to raise up leaders from within the class to start new classes (there is a great emphasis on multiplication).


Are you interested in being in a Sunday School group?  Are you interested in teaching a new Sunday School Group?  Contact the office (225-665-5481) or speak to the pastor or Sunday School director.


For a list of Sunday School Groups go to:  /groups/sunday-school-groups

 


COMMUNITY GROUPS (house church)

A community group is the ideal type of small group for someone already in Sunday School who wants to dig deeper in a small group or for someone who is not able to attend Sunday School but still desires to be in a year round weekly small group.  A community group is typically limited in size to ten or so adults meeting during the week to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships.  The group is formed with an upfront commitment to meet for 18 to 24 months before disbanding to form new groups (there is a great emphasis on multiplication).

A community group will choose from approved curriculums for the Bible Study time and will work their way through specialized topics such as theology, relationships, spiritual growth, and marriage.


Are you interested in being in a community group?  Are you interested in facilitating a new Community Group?  Contact the office (225-665-5481) or speak to the pastor or discipleship director.


For a list of Community Groups  go to: /groups/community-groups


SHORT TERM BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

Short-term Bible study groups are the ideal type of small group discipleship for the person who wants to explore a particular topic for a limited time of commitment.  A Bible study group may be only a few people working through a study together or may be a group of twenty or more meeting under the teaching of a skilled Bible teacher.  A Bible Study group may meet at any time and/or anywhere.  For adults attending Wednesday night Bible Study, Youth worship and AWANA are provided for families with babies - teenagers.

For a list of Short-term Groups go to:  /groups/short-term-groups

Small Groups for Children

Judson has 2 weekly small groups programs for children.  If you wish to enroll your child or help serve, then call the church office (225-665-5481) or speak to the Children's Minister next Sunday or Wednesday!


AWANA

AWANA gives children the opportunity to know, love, and serve Jesus.  It is a fun-filled Bible focused program.  AWANA meets on Wednesday nights during the school year and takes a night off whenever school is out.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday school meets every Sunday from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM.  Sudents are divided up into age graded classes comprised of all boys or all girls.  Each class is taught by adults.

For a list of children's Sunday School Classes go to:  /groups/sunday-school-groups


For more information about children's ministries @ JUDSON, go to: /ministries/childrens-ministry

Small Groups for Youth

Judson has 3 small group programs for youth.  If you desire to teach or help serve in the youth ministry, then call the church office (225-665-5481) or speak to the Youth Minister next Sunday or Wednesday!


Sunday School

As described above for adults, Sunday School meets on Sunday Mornings from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM where the group will fellowship together for a while and then go through quarterly Bible study curriculum lead by an adult teacher.  Groups are age graded and divided into boys and girls.

This discipleship program is ideal for families with multiple ages and adults since groups are provided for everyone including a nursery.

For a list of youth Sunday School groups go to: /groups/sunday-school-groups


Wednesday Night Small Groups

Periodically the youth are divided into small groups on Wednesday night to further explore the topic having just been covered in the youth worship service.  Youth worship/small groups meets on Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM in the youth room and surrounding classrooms.  This discipleship program is also ideal for families with multiple ages and adults since groups are provided for everyone including a nursery.


Youth Leadership Group

This class is designed for youth wishing to make a long term commitment to be leaders in the group.  It meets on Sundays during Sunday School to study the Sunday School lesson and focus on becoming leaders.  Those wishing to be in the leadership class must meet with the youth minister.


For more information about youth ministries at JUDSON go to:  /ministries/youth-ministry