Covenant Groups

Existing LA Conference Groups

In line with our Wesleyan heritage, we believe that one of the most effective ways we can grow as a covenant community is by taking part in regular peer/covenant groups together. To that end, it is our desire and expectation that all elders in the Louisiana conference, beginning with ourselves, participate at least monthly in peer/covenant groups.
 
The purpose of these groups is:
 
·         To pray for and with one another
·         To keep each other accountable in areas such as spiritual growth and physical wellness
·         To ask the historic question, “How is it with your soul?”
·         To support one another by sharing ideas and using one another as “sounding boards”
·         To have the “covenantal sharing” necessary for the order of elders
·         To be a catalyst to draw others into covenant
·         To build trust and promote healing
 
While these groups should be clergy-only groups, they do not need to be comprised of elders only.
If you are in an existing group which is in alignment with this purpose, we encourage you to continue meeting with that group and ask you to consider inviting other clergy to share in your gathering. If you are not in a group, we encourage you to find one or create one with peers in your area. 
Listed below are some of the peer/covenant groups meeting within the bounds of the LA Annual Conference.
 
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Where How Often Time Who What Contact Open to New Members
Baton Rouge Weekly, Tues. 7:15 - 8:30 am 4 elders, 2 lay, all male Sharing Stephen Fleming By group consent
Ruston Weekly, Wed. 7 - 8 am clergy, multi-denomination Lectionary Mickey Stringfield Yes
Rayville 2nd & 4th Tues. 11 am elders & local pastors Support Bill McClain Yes
Lafayette 3rd Tuesday 11:30 am elders & local pastors Lunch Chris Blanchard Yes
Shreveport Weekly, Thu. 12 pm n/a Book Study Todd Mallory By group consent
Ruston Monthly 11:30 am - 1 pm elders & local pastors Pray/Share Mollie McGee Yes
Baton Rouge Weekly
7:45 - 9 am
elders, deacons Study Ann Trousdale By group consent
Prairieville Weekly 11 am   Pray/Share Trey Harris No