We consider being part of a Home Group as a vital part of church family life…..In Verwood Family Church we encourage everyone to be a member of a home group. These are small groups who meet in each other’s homes weekly during term time. This is based on a model that is in the Bible. We understand that the believers met together in each other’s home to pray, worship God, make friends together and learn about the Christian life.
Meet our Home Group Leaders
Sarah & Dex
Dex and Sarah have been married 9 years and lived in Verwood for 10 years. They have 4 children ranging from 7 years to 18 years old. Dex and Sarah are active in the church. They are home group leaders and Sarah is involved in children’s work with Jane Fox and is also the treasurer. Their daughter Frankie sings in the worship team.
Chris & Karolina
Our family friendly house group, seeks Jesus inviting the presence of his holy spirit throughout our time together. As house group leaders our wants and desires for those amongst our group are that each and everyone will mature in faith and be encouraged to move into the place where god is calling them to be.
Both my wife and I have been Christians for many years and despite having met with our lord in very different ways, we believe the lord is the one who’m brought us together and he is the centre piece in our family lives. His presence will be felt within our home. We believe in putting the lord first in all things and are greatly blessed by his love for us throughout our daily living.
Jane & Anne
Our group meets 10 am in the church office (not school holidays). We are a warm, caring group of all ages that enjoy learning from each other around God’s word. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Jane is married to Bernie Edwards, one of our Elders. She works part time in a charity shop and spent many years working as a nurse.
Anne moved to Dorset in 1990. She enjoys many crafts including making cards and scrapbooking. She has been involved with Guides and Rangers, and loves camping.
Anne also volunteers on Brownsea Island with Friends of Guiding.
Tim, Jan & Sam
Tim Leavers is the lead Elder of the church. Tim and the Eldership Team oversee the direction and overall mission of the church and are themselves accountable to an Apostolic team within Newfrontiers.
Tim is married to Jan and they live just outside Verwood in Edmondsham where they have been for over thirty years. They have four grown up children, who are all married and producing grandchildren at regular intervals. Tim also has a full time job working in the forestry industry and Jan is a staff nurse at Salisbury District Hospital.
I’ve been coming to Verwood Family Church for nearly 10 years now. I’m a gamer loyal to PlayStation and I adore Christian music and other varieties. I’m a big Marvel fan and I have been for the last 25 years. Both of my parents are Christians and I hope that the home group I run will help the people going to apply the teaching to their daily lives by guiding them with this opportunity to discuss in detail what was preached about the previous Sunday and help answer questions they may have and listen to their point of view whether they’re in sync with what we’re talking about or not. I’m thankful to have Tim and Jan working beside me in the home group. I am schizophrenic, but I’m on medication and I’m stable and have had no problems for many years apart from some memory visual problems and headaches. I hold a very high regard for being good and decent and staying calm no matter what the circumstances. Sam
Paul & Jane
Jane and Paul participate in many areas of church life such as Home Group Leading, the worship team and running a Junior kids youth club, called CoolZone. They are valued members of Verwood Family Church. Paul worked as a paramedic for many years and now runs his own property maintenance business. His is also studying a Foundations course in Church Leadership. Jane has a background in child care and ten years experience of District Nursing and is currently working as a Practice Nurse. Paul and Jane have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.