“If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that community and relationships are vitally important to our spiritual and emotional well-being. We believe groups play an important role in developing a sense of belonging and are an avenue for care and accountability.
Our goal is to develop groups that are easy to access, prepare for, and attend. To that end, we plan on utilizing sermon-based discussion groups so that prep for the group meeting is simply listening to the previous week’s sermon and -if you want to be extra prepared- taking notes. This format truly turns a group “leader” into more of a facilitator and makes it so anyone could potentially guide group discussion on any given week.
Each group meeting ought to have these 3 key elements: Community (fellowship), Content (study), and Conversation (prayer). There are no hard and fast rules for how long you should spend in each area, but the goal should be to spend some time doing each.
One last note- we’ll be running our Connect Groups on a semester based model. This means that there will be “on-ramps” and “off-ramps” about every 10 weeks. This way, no one feels locked into a group for life, and you can take a break when needed. We understand that personalities don’t always click and some life seasons are busier than others. On ramps and off ramps allow for easier transitioning into and out of groups with no hard feelings.
- Semester One – September 10th through November 18th
- Holiday Break
- Semester Two – January 7th through March 16th
- Semester Three – March 17th through May 25th
If you’re interested in forming, joining, facilitating/leading, or hosting a group, please provide us with some information by filling out the form on the “Register Interest” button below and we’ll do our best to get you plugged in!”