Discipleship

Small Groups

Smalls groups are an important part of Emmaus, with various groups meeting throughout the city.  

For more information contact: smallgroups@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Verdun

This small group meets every other Wednesday evening (alternating with Contemplative prayer) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in Verdun.  We are currently reading the book of Amos and discussing it together.  We have our study from 7:30pm - 9:00pm, pray and finish about 9:30pm.  

 

WESTMOUNT

This small group meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Westmount.  We look at a passage of the Bible together - seeking to apply it to our lives and we pray for one another and the world.

 

South-West

This small group meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 4:00 PM in Verdun. We pray Compline, share a meal, and fellowship together.

 

Women’s Bible Study

The women’s bible study meets Wednesday mornings at 10:15am at Isaiah 40 (5867 Côte St. Antoine, Montreal). Please join us as we worship God through song and Scripture, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.  For more information contact:  wbs@emmausanglicanchurch.com

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Sacred Suppers

Sacred Suppers are a time for us to fellowship together, to grow more deeply in our friendships with one another, and to express hospitality to each other.

DETAILS

When: Once per month (check the calendar for dates and times).

Where: Five locations around the city (Westmount, South Shore, NDG, West Island, Verdun). People are encouraged to sign-up for the Sacred Supper in their neighbourhood.

How: Potluck style.

Sign-Up: In order to help build community, participants are asked to make a quarterly commitment. There are 3 suppers, one per month, during a quarter. While some may wish to remain at the same host home for more than one quarter, some may choose to switch homes/days at the end of a quarter. You can sign-up by sending an email to the church office at office@emmausanglicanchurch.com.

Our hope and prayer is that these Sacred Suppers will be times in which we are drawn more deeply into the love and joy of the Triune God together. 

 

Habit Groups

“[M]ake every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with goodness.”~ 2 Peter 1:5-6

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” ~ Hebrews 10:24-25

“Virtues, quite simply, are good moral habits…. Good moral habits are like internal dispositions to the good—they are character traits that become woven into who you are so that you are the kind of person who is inclined to be compassionate, forgiving, and so forth.” ~ James K. A. Smith

End (telos): To put on the character of Christ.

Means: By promoting the practice of spiritual disciplines in the context of community.

Habit Groups: Small communities of persons that regularly meet (in person or online) to “stir up one another” to the virtuous habits they have mutually agreed upon. Habit Groups are characterized by encouragement and prayer.

Possible Habits: Prayer, Simplicity, Lectio Divina, Works of Mercy, Fasting (e.g. food, entertainment, alcohol), Study, Solitude, Silence, Hospitality, Alms-giving, Service, Self-Control, Spiritual Direction, the Examen, etc.                                                                                                                           

·Getting Started: Anyone may propose a Habit Group. Simply email a short description of the Group to discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com in the format modeled below. There is no expertise required to start/lead a Habit Group, simply a desire to put on the character of Christ.

List of Habit Groups

Habit: Bible Memorization

Goal: To promote Bible memorization by creating an opportunity for persons (of any age) to recite Scripture in a low-pressure environment.

Group: Meets in the Board Room @ 10:00 AM on the first Sunday of every month.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com (or just show up on Sunday morning).

 

Habit: Praying the Daily Office

Goal: To encourage regular rhythms of daily prayer.

Group: Meets every two months, in the Board Room @ 9:30 AM, on the last Sunday of the month.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Habit: Contemplative Prayer

Goal: To learn to listen to God rather than ourselves in prayer and grow together in quiet contemplation.

Group: Meets every 2 weeks on Wednesday 7:30PM at Isaiah 40 Foundation (5867 Ch. De La Cote-Saint-Antoine).

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com (or simply arrive at the appointed time and place).

 

Habit: Reading group/learning community

Goal: To provide space to think, together, about what it means to live as Christians today.

Group: Meets on the last Wednesday of every month at Trevor's house

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Habit: Daily Scripture Reading

Goal: To develop a practice of daily Scripture reading.

Group: Meets via group email.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com