Zoe Groups are small gatherings of adults who meet at home or church each week for spiritual formation, discipleship and community. Following the successful launch of intimate adult discipleship groups in Spring 2017, Chapel Hill’s Zoe ministry has expanded the program with new groups added when needed as existing groups reach capacity.
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Zoe Group Meetings
Groups meet seasonally, generally from September through November and from January through May. Some groups follow their own schedules and decide to continue meeting during summer as well. Nursery for ages birth through PreK is available for groups that meet on Wednesday evenings at Chapel Hill.
Want to Join a Group?
If you’d like to join a Zoe Group, contact Director of Adult Discipleship Abigail Cook at 626.429.5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoe groups meet in small numbers for spiritual formation in members’ homes. Under the guidance of group leaders, who receive training from pastoral staff and clergy-in-residence, groups study, learn, share, worship and pray together. Most of all, they listen and minister to each other’s needs, from mundane to spiritual. Named after the New Testament Greek word ζωή, signifying an active life with God, Zoe groups evoke both the practice of Christ’s early followers and the class meeting described by Methodist founder John Wesley.
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
So, how is it with your soul? The class meeting is about knowing Jesus, being in Christ, being in an active and transformative relationship with the triune God. – John Wesley
By God’s design, the spiritual journey is to be shared. Christianity is very personal but never private or it isn’t distinctively Christian. I am really excited about the Zoe groups because they provide the opportunity to share life together! We do not want to be a church with small groups but a congregation of small groups. There is a huge difference! – Rev. Jeff Gannon, senior pastor
Zoe is living in purposeful awareness of God’s presence in our midst. We find courage to grow in the warmth of a charitable community. As we draw closer we begin to watch over one another in love. When we are well, we help a friend. When we are ill, we look to what ails us and seek community, scripture, and time to connect, not to escape our difficulties but rather to allow them to grow and shape us. Zoë is life abundant – living as watchful caretakers of souls, both ours and others’.
– Abigail Cook, director of adult discipleship