Community Groups: What to Expect for the Week of September 17
September 18th, 2017 | Daniel Read
Community Groups are finally here!
For the first two weeks, we’ll focus on connecting and reconnecting, as well as answering the question “what will our Community Group be like?”
The First Week
Here’s what to do during your first get together:
- Touch base online. If you’ve been a part of a group in the past or have expressed interest, you’ll get an email about your group. If you need help, contact Chris.
- Eat a meal. Reply all and plan your shared meal.
- Connect or reconnect. If this is your first group, or you haven’t met in awhile, you’ll want to spend some time connecting. Everyone should take a moment to talk and catch each other up. For instance, you might ask the question “What was the high point of your summer? What was the low point?”
- Read through the document called “What is a Community Group?“ As a group, take a few minutes to dream about what your group can be.
- Commission a Group Guide and Apprentice Guide. Take a moment to look over the Community Group Guide Job Description. As a group, decide who will be your group guide and apprentice. Pray over this person.
- Close with prayer. Take a moment to pray for your hopes and dreams for the group. If individuals in the group have specific needs within the group, you can take a moment to pray for them as well.
The most important thing you will do this week is assigned a Group Guide and Apprentice. Have that person contact Chris Morton this week.
What to Expect in the Weeks to Come
Next week, we’ll focus on creating a Community Group Covenant. It’s an agreement between the members of the group before God. You’ll take the ideas in the “What is a Community Group?” and articulate what it looks like for you.
This fall, our entire church will talk about “Catechesis,” the core beliefs that have defined the Church for two thousand years. Each Sunday, we’ll tackle a basic article of faith. Group Guides will receive a one-page lesson summary and discussion guide to help you dive further.
If you still have questions or feedback, contact Chris Morton.