Questions about Connect Groups
What is a Connect Group?
A Connect Group is a small group where people connect and learn about God. We celebrate, study, pray, serve, and grow in Christ together.
How many people are in a group?
The number is usually around 10, but groups can range from 4 to 20 (or more) in number.
I don’t know much about the Bible, is there a group for me?
There’s a number of options, many groups have a mixture of mature believers, growing and starting out believers.
Can I Try several groups?
Yes, if one doesn’t “fit” try another. New groups are being formed all the time!
Four Reason to Join a Connect Group
1. Jesus’ Way of Life Cannot Be Learned Alone.Jesus’ teachings fall into two categories: how to develop yourself spiritually, and how to treat other people. Neither of these can be learned alone. They require practice partners who can provide insight, advice, and encouragement. Connect groups are tried-and-true places to find such support.
2. Support Encourages Change.We each have hurtful, immature, and even dangerous behaviors that we need to change. Change comes as we practice the teachings of Jesus. But it’s hard work, and it is nearly impossible if we’re trying to do it alone.
A connect group is a safe place to confess and receive encouragement. We come to know the hopes and dreams and struggles of the other group members. With their support, we can grow into healthier behaviors that are more in line with the teachings of Jesus.
3. Mission Happens in Connect Groups.What if Frodo had gone to Mordor without the Fellowship? Or Luke had tried to rescue Leia without Obi-Wan, Han, and Chewbacca? Or Bill had attempted to go on an excellent adventure without Ted? These stories are great because they demonstrate the relationships that develop when groups go on mission together.
One powerful way that Christians grow from small groups is by working toward shared goals and common causes. A group might work together to provide housing for a homeless person or meals for a new parent. They might band together to serve a fellow group member with a serious health issue. Or they may bond over pursuing similar goals, like developing a spiritual discipline.
When connect groups unite to accomplish a meaningful mission, growth is the unavoidable result.
4. Connect Groups Take Church Beyond Sunday.If a person’s spirituality is limited to one hour a week, it will be difficult for them to grow. A connect group leads to growth by creating more opportunities to come to know God, to practice the teachings of Jesus, and to grow spiritually.
Ready to Find Your Connect Group??
Life is better together! Surround yourself with people who will laugh with you, support you, grow with you, and encourage you. Wondering what a Small Groups are all about? Now is the right time to find yours. New small groups are being formed all the time! To help us find the right group for you please take a few moment to fill out the survey below.
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