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Community Groups FAQ
Q: What kind of groups are there?
We believe sustained life change happens best in the context of community. In a small group, people study God’s Word together and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where they pray, care for one another, and are missed if they don’t show up.
Married Groups – Comprised of married couples in the same stage of life (just married, couples without children, with children, and empty nesters) and area of town.
Men’s and Women’s Groups – Comprised of men and women that are same-gender groups.
College Groups – Comprised of students from college campuses. Each group is either all men or all women.
Q: What about childcare?
We reimburse, at a predetermined rate, for babysitters for each group meeting. For more info, and to be reimbursed, see the Child Care Assistance form.
Q: Where do groups meet?
Most of our groups meet Sunday night or Wednesday night. However, we do have some groups meeting at other times and on other nights of the week. Most groups prefer to take turns meeting in different members’ homes.
Q: How often do groups meet?
Most groups meet weekly. Some groups choose not to meet as regularly during the summer.
Q: How long does a group last?
Small groups initially commit to meet for eight to ten times per semester. After those first eight to ten meetings, the group members decide if they want to continue meeting together for an additional semester.
Q: How long does a meeting last?
About two hours.
Q: What goes on at meeting?
Many groups have a social time in the beginning, then they transition to a time where they discuss the sermon or other content and pray for each other.
Q: What do groups study?
Most of our groups go through material based on the Sunday sermons. If a group is in agreement that they all need to study a specific topic other than the sermon, they can contact the Group’s Director (a staff member who guides the group) for suggestions.
Q: Are there co-ed groups?
Our only co-ed group is the married couples group.