Connect Relationally. Grow Spiritually.Small groups exist to connect people relationally, so they can grow spiritually. While there are many positive outcomes that happen through small groups, the reason we have small groups is to help our church grow in spiritual maturity. We believe sustained spiritual growth occurs best through the context of purposed relationships. Relationships aren’t a nice add-on to the Christian life; they are essential to our souls.
Every small group has four essentials. These essentials give cohesion between groups and provide a common direction.
Share Our Lives
Serve One Another
Apply God's Word
Depend on God
CommitmentWe want every small group member to embrace eight commitments. These commitments are based on the biblical mandate of mutual ministry, which is the driving force behind small groups. While every group has its own dynamics, these commitments are intended to set clear expectations and increase ownership among each small group member. Since healthy groups thrive on participation, having clear commitments is a critical starting point for every small group. Healthy small groups consist of members who strive to live out all eight commitments.
I will pursue spiritual growth and encourage my group as they grow in their walk with Christ.
I will be present and make it a priority to know and stay connected with the people in my group.
I will look for big and small ways to contribute and care for needs that come up in my group.
I will trust, be transparent and strive to be open while maintaining respect and confidentiality in my group.
I will invite my group to speak into my life while extending grace to my group.
I will encourage and celebrate when God is working in the lives of my group.
I will serve with my group and look for ways to be a witness for Christ.
I will be open to new members and as we grow, we will multiply to advance God’s work so more people can experience what we have experienced.