Hubs are small to medium sized groups that usually meet in people’s homes. Hubs can meet anytime during the week and typically meet at least 3 times a month.
Every Hub engages with the same video resources and learning happens not just by listening to the video, but also by discussion, prayer and application.
Hubs are multi-generation and children are fully part of Hubs. You could think of Hub meetings as being similar to an extended family get together, where all ages eat together and catch up, but at certain times different age groups might do different things.
Our hope is these relationships extend beyond the meeting times into doing life together - and discovering God’s involvement in our everyday lives.
Since Hubs meet in homes there can be limits on space. They also meet at different times and places. If you want to find out about joining a Hub the best thing is to get in touch and we can talk through your options with you.
The role of Hub leaders is to facilitate community and to create a culture of discipleship.
Discipleship in Hubs
Discipleship is the process of God transforming us. One way we find it helpful to think about what discipleship really looks like is becoming more secure.
When we look at Jesus we see someone who was fully secure; he never felt the need to pretend he was something he wasn’t, he never got defensive or used others, he wasn’t driven by fear or greed. He was just fully himself and always 'comfortable in his own skin'.
To help make this understandable and practical, we think about our security in 5 areas of our lives. Being a disciple means we want to see ourselves becoming increasingly secure in each of these areas.
The 5 areas are:
- God - to be secure that he loves us right now, without our needing to earn it or deserve it.
- Good News - to be secure that, no matter our current circumstances, God will ultimately work good news into our lives and in the world around us, allowing us to be increasingly resilient.
- Church - to be secure in our church family, not needing to pretend we’re something we’re not so we can fit in and not putting others on pedestals.
- Everyday Life - to be secure that God is involved and interested in every area of our lives, no matter how unspiritual they may seem.
- Mission - to be secure that God wants his amazing presence to overflow from us into the people and circumstances around us.