Faith is not something you achieve – it is a gift from God. And faith is not a destination – it is a journey through life towards God. Because faith is a journey, it is also never a finished product. Therefore, we at Haymarket Church believe in creating opportunities for people of all ages to grow in faith and continue our movement towards God. We seek to create various opportunities for faith development through small groups, special events, service opportunities, and more.
Connect Groups, sometimes also called small groups, are groups that gather regularly to share the journey of life, discuss how faith and life connect, and support each other. Connect groups meet throughtout the week, so there are always opportunities to get connected and grow in faith at Haymarket Church. For more information on connect groups, check out our connect groups page.
During the year we occasionally host special, short-term studies to help us grow in faith. These events are sometimes organized around topics – family, finances, marriage, etc. – and are sometimes organized around a biblical book or season of the year (a special study before Christmas, for example). These are great ways to grow in faith and connect with other people over a short period, without making a long-term commitment.
Some of the most important conversations in life happen around tables over shared meals. Pub Theology is a chance to gather together, share good food and drink, and have important conversations about faith and life. When we gather for Pub Theology, we meet at a restaurant and have a conversation about how our faith relates to a particular topic. All perspectives are welcome at these events – the point is to ask and wrestles with important questions, not just repeat pre-determined answers. For more about what Pub Theology events are coming next, visit our What’s Happening page.
We believe all Christians are called to serve God by serving our neighbors. Service is one of the most important ways that we grow in faith – sometimes we learn the most about God’s love by putting it into actions. For more about service opportunities at Haymarket Church, check out our serve page.