Why LIFE Groups?
LIFE Group 1 - Mixed Group, Evening
On an average Sunday we have over 450 people worshipping at Bath City Church across the two meetings, so it can be easy to get a little lost. We were never designed to be alone or to go through life, and the challenges it can bring, on our own.
We have recognised that small groups are a critical part to effectively achieve our vision to build a radical, relevant church that empowers people to express God's heart, fulfill their dreams and change the world.
To provide a safe environment for every believer to mature and thrive, both spiritually and emotionally; to foster healthy, authentic community in an atmosphere of mutual respect, honour and trust; to provide an environment of discovery, practice and development of spiritual gifts, callings and destiny; to identify, develop and multiply leaders.
We want everyone to encounter the life transforming presence of God in community with others
We want everyone to be equipped to fulfil the dreams and passions that the Father has place in our hearts
We want everyone to be empowered to change the world around ourselves in our own sphere of ministry
We want everyone to express the likeness of heaven, here on earth
Information about each LIFE Groups is below. Some groups are new, some are well established. Some have room for many, some have only a few spaces left.
Thursdays, 7.15pm, Odd Down, Bath,
A safe place of nurture and encounter with God. Knowing the power of God's truth to set us free from things that hold us back. Pressing into the presence of God to hear His plan and see his kingdom come in us and through us.
LIFE Group 2 - Mixed Group, Evening This group is now full
2nd and 4th Fridays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Combe Down, Bath,
Stuart & Anita Clelland
Build friendships, encourage each other to strengthen their faith and fulfil their God given gifts and talents. Look after each other and share our faith with those in the neighbourhood.
LIFE Group 3 - Women, Evening
Alternate Tuesdays, 7.45pm - 9:30pm, Combe Down, Bath
A women's group offering friendship, encouragement, sharing, supporting and praying for each person and their families. Helping each other grow in faith and fulfil their destiny.
LIFE Group 4 - Mixed Group, Evening This group is now full
Thursdays, 7.30pm, Combe Down, Bath
Andy & Jackie King
Andy and Jackie believe in vulnerable, authentic relationships. They have a passion to encourage and empower people in who they are in God. The group will include some shared meals, the odd game of poker and of course praying for Leeds United. (guess who Andy supports)
LIFE Group 5 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7.30 pm, Weston, Bath
Peter & Denise Wells
Getting to know the word of God, so that we can know the truth and appreciate all that Jesus have done for us, and learn to love Him more.
Support and pray for one another, and see one another grow in the Lord.
LIFE Group 6 - Women, Morning
Thursdays, 9-11am, Bloomfield, Bath
If you're free in the morning, let's meet for a light breakfast, encourage one another in faith, exercise spiritual gifts, have fun and enjoy LIFE together.
LIFE Group 7 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7pm - 9pm, Bear Flat, Bath
David & Jenny Clarke
A place to meet people, build community and encounter Jesus. We love having fun, studying the bible, eating chocolate and empowering people.
LIFE Group 8 - Mixed Group, Evening
First and Third Thursday's, 7pm to 9.30pm, Warminster
Anthea & Darrell Cocup
As a group to be known as enablers, living as a passionate people who know how to love and worship God and how to run their race, Mining out the word, looking for deeper revelation, growing in intimacy and praying heaven to earth.
LIFE Group 9 - Mixed Group, Evening
First and third Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Larkhall
Come and draw close to Jesus through fellowship, worship and prayer and by growing in humility, righteousness, integrity and transparency, as the Spirit leads. We will be seeking to deepen our hunger for the word using Precept Bible study material (precept.org.uk)
LIFE Group 10 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Chippenham
Mike & Ros Hume
Encouraging one another in Christ.
LIFE Group 11 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Trowbridge
Mike & Rowena Jacobs
Pursuing an intimate and experiential relationship with our loving heavenly Father. (John 5 v’s 19, 20 & 21 )
LIFE Group 12 - Women, Evening
Alternate Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Radstock
An opportunity for women to gather together in the Radstock area to pray for and support each other, share the Word and learn together and see God's kingdom advance. We share life's battles and joys together.
LIFE Group 13 - Mixed Group, Evening This group is now full
Thursdays, 7.30pm, Bathford
Richard & Elizabeth Carver
The group’s core vision comes from Hebrews 10v 23-25a – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another”
Life can easily get full of worldly activities and concerns. We meet together to help each other keep God’s perspective on life and fan the flames of passion for the kingdom of God. We eat together, then have a mixture of bible study, prayer, worship and encouragement. Members take turns to cook and lead. We share prayer requests and testimonies during the week on our Whatsapp group.
LIFE Group 14 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Monkton Combe
Tim & Wendy Wheeldon
A LIFE Group that encompasses all ages with all participating in life with Jesus and the Father - whatever that looks like for each individual!
LIFE Group 15 - Mixed Group, Evening
Alternate Thursdays, Combe Hay
Peter & Alison Scott
Our life group will be a place where everyone feels accepted, cared for, valued and encouraged to pursue and flourish in whatever God has called them to. We want everyone to feel able to share and participate fully in the group but never feel under pressure to do so. We want to build healthy and committed relationships with each other and be joints of supply to each other as a mini family unit within the main family of the church but also to look beyond ourselves to be a blessing to the society and world around us. We want to be flexible and adaptable to cater for everyone’s needs and passions and enjoy life together.
LIFE Group 16 - Mixed Group, Evening
Alternate Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Corston
A LIFE Group with an emphasis on grace
LIFE Group 17 - Mixed Group, Evening This group is now full
Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Weston
James Wright & Isobel Wood
For all ages, abilities, stages of faith; centred around food, fun, community and growing in depth of understanding in God’s love and his purposes for our lives.
LIFE GROUP 18 - Mixed Group, Evening
Thursdays, 7:30pm, Peasedown St John
Matt & Chloe Kist
A home for people to gather and learn from each other and God, grow in a deeper understanding of the love God has for us and develop the love that we reflect on God, ourselves and those around us (as well as cuddle the pup!) We want people to grow in intimacy, wisdom and have a greater understanding of who they are as sons and daughters, as well as have a laugh together and enjoy life!
LIFE GROUP 19 - Mixed Group, Evening
Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Faulkland
Alan & Fiona Gardner
Alan and Fiona are part of the Kick-Start Team and so especially welcome newcomers to Bath City Church.
They want their home to be a place where people can come and be themselves, relax and experience the presence of God. They believe in a God of miracles and in the power of prayer and healing and encourage all believers to be equipped to step out in faith. They encourage a prophetic atmosphere where we can hear from God for each other with the safety of all things being weighed and tested. They will be studying the Bible as our life-map and guide. Most of all you will experience the love of God and a warm and friendly welcome! There may even be cake!!!
LIFE GROUP 20 - Mixed Group, Evening
Thursdays, 7.30pm, Peasedown St John
Stuart and Jane Gibbs
Stuart and Jane Gibbs are originally from London but now live in Peasedown St John with their four children the youngest being 14. Stuart has a sharp wit and makes them all laugh and Jane is just crazy! Their children have inherited some/both of these traits and there is a lot of banter, fun and laughter in their home.
They love making people feel at home and desire to create a safe environment for everyone to feel valued, to be open and to walk life together and to be real with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect and honour. They desire to help everyone to discover God's heart for themselves, each other and the lost; to find their destiny in the Kingdom and to pursue it.
LIFE GROUP 21 - Mixed 20s-30s Group, Evening
Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Bath
The 20s-30s life group - A spirit lead life group, putting His presence first, and empowering each other into our giftings and callings.We rotate around each other's houses. Locations are posted each week on the Facebook group.
LIFE Group 21 - Mixed Group, Evening
Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Melksham
Robin & Sue Henderson
A mixed Life Group intended to serve those living in Melksham by building friendships, strengthening and encouraging each other, and by sharing life.
Robin and Sue live in Melksham and serve on the Kickstart, Hospitality and Production teams. They are both retired and have 3 grown-up children who have all left home. Having been called to Melksham in 1999, Robin and Sue are keen to 'dig out wells' there and they work with local Churches toward that end.
To sign up to join a LIFE Group, please fill in your name, phone number(s) and email address and then select which LIFE Group you would like to be a part of. There is then the option of choosing a second choice, in the event that your first choice of group is full.
If you are not already a member of Bath City Church then we encourage you to do the Kickstart - Power for Living Course.... and you may like to consider doing that before joining a LIFE group rather than take a break from LIFE group (but that is possible!) For details of the next Kickstart Course - Power for Living course, please click here
Please select your first choice of a group by clicking on that group such that the group name is highlighted
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