Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: WHAT HAPPENS AT A SMALL GROUP MEETING?
A small group looks like friends eating at a restaurant, teams playing softball, or people studying a Christian book or the Bible. In its basic form, a small group is a community of people engaged in biblical fellowship and committed to grow spiritually.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL SMALL GROUP STAY TOGETHER?
Most small groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.
Q: IS KIDS MINISTRY AVAILABLE?
If you attend a small group that meets during one of our weekend service times, Kid’s Ministry will be available for your child. Our amazing team of volunteers will lead your child as they worship, hear a lesson from the Bible, memorize scripture, pray, play games and participate in small groups themselves.
Groups ministry provides an incredible alternative for groups that plan to meet outside of weekend services. We offer a childcare reimbursement plan for group leaders ONLY, who offer childcare during their group meeting. These group leaders hire a sitter of their choice, that is responsible to care for the children of their group in a different room of the home. We have also had neighbors lead groups together, where they hire a sitter to facilitate childcare at one house and the other house is where the adults meet. This is convenient and close by in case of an urgent need. Either option is the choice and responsibility of the group leader to determine.
Q: WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?
Don’t give up! Not every group will be a good fit. We encourage you to select a few groups you think might interest you and contact the leaders to find out more about the group. You can then try out a few before committing. We want to see you connected in a group that makes you feel at home!
Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A GROUP?
The best method would be to contact the group leader first, introduce yourself and find out more about the group. Once you have narrowed down a group(s) that you would like to try, fill out the registration form and contact the group leader to let them know you will be attending.
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