How many people are in a Growth Group?
Each Growth Group consists of roughly 20 members who meet in each other's homes on Growth Group Sunday, the second Sunday of each month.
Who chooses Growth Groups?
Our ministry and
leadership team assigns the members of the congregation to Growth Groups. Group
members are assigned based on various criteria such as geography, season of
life, etc. During the summer months, Growth Groups may be reshuffled to best
serve the members of that group.
What is the schedule for meetings?
The second Sunday of every month is Growth Group Sunday. Each Growth Group meets at 5 p.m. that day in one of the member's homes. Two or three groups will meet at the church building on Growth Group Sunday on a rotating basis. Check with your leader (coming soon) for your Growth Group's schedule.
Groups meet for an eight-month cycle from September to April; they do not meet May through August. For 2018, we will begin meeting in January.
When will the first Growth Group meetings start?
We will start our first Growth Growth meeting cycle in January 2018. The first cycle will run January through April 2018.
Who are the leaders? How are they chosen?
Leaders are chosen by the ministry and leadership team and agree to serve for one cycle (September through April). If you are interested in becoming a Growth Group leader, please contact Chris Parker.
What do you do during a Growth Group meeting?
- A Growth Group meeting is a time of worship
- Meetings include singing, prayer (taking
prayer requests, needs and praise), scripture reading, a devo or short talk,
and offering the Lord's Supper.
- After the meeting, Growth Groups share a meal
together. Groups that meet at the building will have a catered meal after
What are the goals of Growth Groups?
The ministry and leadership team have identified these goals:
- Greater personal spiritual growth by providing the opportunity to study God's word in a less overwhelming, less intimidating setting
- Wider congregation involvement by providing people a smaller circle to which they can belong, while working to the goals and vision of our larger church body
- Broader hospitality by meeting to worship in various members' homes
- Deeper, more honest fellowship through a safe environment when you can open up and lean on your brothers and sisters
- Providing an inviting environment for evangelism by providing a place to bring friends and family members to fellowship in a smaller, less intimidating setting
- For any other questions about Growth Groups, please contact our family involvement minister Chris Parker or any of our elders.