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Small Groups

Small Groups are where we build community through sharing life and making friendships, and where we can grow in our faith.

Our small groups meet across the city at different times of the week, and we have groups specifically for students. To see which will work for you, please go to our small groups page.

Making it happen

Volunteers are essential for making what we do happen. Serving in a team on a once-a-month basis will bless others and help develop your God-given gifts.

  • Kids. Jesus loves kids, help them love Him and His church. Contact Karen Capon.

  • Connect. Helping first-time guests feel welcomed and make connections. Contact John & Rachel Brailsford.

  • Practical. Show hospitality by getting the building ready and serving refreshments. Contact Alan Anderson.

  • Prayer. Providing a place for people to receive personal prayer for healing and more. Contact Sandy Deans.

  • Youth. Helping teens feel connected and live for Jesus. Contact Gordon Rouse.

  • Worship. Leading the church in worshipping Jesus. Contact Luke Renshaw.

  • Technical. Helping people enjoy King's by making it sound and look good. Contact Tim Cocking.

Reaching out

We want to bless Edinburgh, here are the some of the ways you can get involved with this:

  • Basics Bank. On the first Sunday of every month we collect food and toiletries for local people in need, which are distributed by the Bruntsfield Basics Bank. If you'd like to donate, please bring any of the items listed here and give it to the collection team in the foyer before the service starts. Contact Heather Peterson.

  • King's Tots. Our Tots team create a weekly place for local mums and dads to find friendship, support, and entertainment for their toddlers. Tots runs every Wednesday morning in term time, 10am to 11.30am. We love volunteers who are either friendly, able to make drinks, or both! Contact Rachel Fleming.

  • Alpha. Our Alpha team run courses regularly to help introduce people to Jesus and the basics of the Christian faith. You can find out more about the course on our Alpha page. If you can cook, be a friendly welcomer, help lead a discussions group, or work the technology, the team would love to hear from you. Contact Ali and Lydia Simpson.

  • Elderly Befriending. Visiting local sheltered housing to give support and friendship to elderly people in our community. Contact Maria Sigston.

  • Hope on the Streets. Join us in sharing the good news of Jesus on streets of Edinburgh with music, testimonies, conversations, and inviting people to church. Contact Andy Wall.

  • Ten8. An annual event for students to serve our city, including street outreach, elderly visits, youth work, practical help in the community, and working with Bethany Trust. Contact Facebook page and Rachel Treloar.

  • Hub104. Our new Youthwork venue, opening on Fridays from 1pm for local young people to get together, play games, food, wifi, xbox gaming, chatting and connect with our team of youthwork volunteers. Visit the Hub104 website for more information or contact Gordon Rouse.

  • Safe Families for Children. We are partnering with Safe Families for Children, Scotland, to help share God’s love with vulnerable families in our community. There are many ways to get involved, from giving resources to welcoming children into your home. Contact Jennifer Rawson.

Children

We have three groups for kids that run during our Sunday morning meetings, starting at 10.35am and finishing at 12pm:

  • Lasers (P1 - P7) aims to help kids put their faith in Jesus and take steps as young disciples. Typically there is some energetic worship, teaching, and age-based activities.

  • Rockets (preschoolers) aims to have lots of fun, with plenty of free play, painting, activities, snacks, and simple teaching from Bible stories.

  • Sparklers (6 months to 2½ years) aims to provide a safe and stimulating place for parents to leave their children in good hands. The room next door provides a video link to the adult meeting and has coffee facilities for those waiting for their kids to settle.

Please make the children's leaders aware of any allergy information or special needs your children may have. If you want to come and watch your child's group for a while that's fine!

After the service we play a DVD in the main meeting room for children to watch whilst parents chat.

For more information about our youth work, please contact Karen Capon.

Youth

Youth (school years S1 to S6) meet during our Sunday morning meetings to have fun, study the Bible and pray.

We also meet up with other churches from Edinburgh, Scotland, and the UK. We go to PowerPoint, have a weekend away with other Newfrontiers churches in Scotland, and every year make the long-but-always-worth-it trip to Newday.

On Fridays from 1-2.30pm, we open our building for Hub104 for local young people to meet together, eat, play and have fun.

For more information about our youth work, please contact Gordon Rouse.

Students

We love welcoming new students, helping them settle into Edinburgh and get into church life.

  • There’s a free lunch for students every Sunday in term time after the morning service.

  • You can make friends and grow in your faith by in one of six midweek student small groups that meet across the city (more info here).

  • Discover your gifts by serving the church and blessing the city.

  • Get connected by joining our Facebook group and we'll get in touch.

For more information about our student work, please contact Cat Davison & Nathanael Smith.

Giving

We want to make Jesus famous, and bless Edinburgh and beyond through the ministry and community of King's Church. Giving financially is a great way to help make this happen.

You can set up a standing order with our bank details: sort code 830608, account number 10863956.

If you are a UK tax payer and would like to increase your giving by 25% at no cost to you, please email Ann Clifton-Brown to complete a Gift Aid declaration.

Leadership training

The New Ground Academy is a training community for church leaders and church shapers - mainly, but not exclusively, connected to the New Ground family of churches. King’s is one of the locations across Europe hosting Academy as we look to develop more leaders for the this church and future church plants. For more information, see our Academy page.

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