Look for a group that meets in your area, on a night of the week that is best for you, or a group with whom you may have a special affinity based on age or stage of life. Getting involved in a small group may require making changes to your schedule but it is well worth it. The Coach in your area is available to assist you in getting connected to a group.
Are children welcome at small group?
Many groups have children and provide for their care during group through baby sitters at the host home, or volunteers from within the group that rotate from meeting to meeting. Some people secure their own baby sitting and then go to group. Children are not a problem for small group; they are an opportunity for the small group to serve. We have the joy of passing our faith on and small group is a great place to do this.
I feel strange about going to someone’s home. What should I do?
Getting involved in a small group may be intimidating. There is however a lifestyle that we have seen God use again and again to bring lasting change to our lives. At the center of this lifestyle are relationships with others. Be courageous and take the step of going to a group this week. Take the first step and see how God uses it.
Can I be in more than one small group?
You should be in one small group.
What happens in a small group meeting?
While there is some variety among groups, the most common format for a small group time includes a meal, discussion and prayer. Small group members work together to share a meal at the start of the meeting. This provides a time to be together, talk and share. The discussion time involves discussing the message from worship and the lesson from community group and seeing how we are thinking, acting and becoming like Jesus together. During prayer time the group is encouraged to break into a men’s group and a women’s group to pray. No one has to pray but everyone is encouraged to break the sound barrier and pray. Groups are encouraged to commit to a start time and a close time.