Small Groups Strategy

Small Groups Strategy

Because the Session believes that Small Groups are the best venue for spiritual growth and care, we have been working hard for several months to consider the best way to implement groups moving forward. The reason we believe that groups are such a powerful context for spiritual growth is because it is an environment which combines the ingredients of biblical truth and trusting relationships. God often uses these two things in combination to grow our faith. And we’d love for you to grow.

We also believe that groups are a tremendous environment for congregational care to happen. Many of you have already told me stories about how during tumultuous times, it was the people from your small group who helped you out, took you to doctors appointments, brought you meals, prayed with and for you. Because of the types of friendships which are built in the context of groups, this makes perfect sense. While the Pastors and the Deacons are part of our care system, groups are also an integral component. As our church gets larger, it’s critical that it also get smaller by providing rich relational connections for every member. Groups can do that.

As we head towards fall, you will be hearing more and more about two types of new groups we are forming: MicroGroups (3 to 4 people) and Community Groups (4-12 people). Some of these groups will meet in homes. Others will meet on the church campuses on Wednesday Nights, Sunday mornings and Sunday Night. These on-campus offerings have the benefit of coinciding with awesome children’s and youth programs. While we will have a clear emphasis on Small Groups heading forward, we will continue to offer great “medium sized” programs as well, such as Wednesday Night @ Crestwood and Sunday School.

You’ll be hearing a lot more about groups as the fall gets closer. If you would like to lead a group, please contact Rob. Be praying for him and his team as we head into this next season together.

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