We consider Grow Groups to be the heartbeat of our church. It is in these circles where the real ministry of our church takes place as we encourage, support, and challenge one another.
God doesn’t want any of us to be left to walk alone – we need each other! We want to be a church, not a crowd! (Hebrews 10:24-25 & Romans 8:29)
A Grow Group is made up of 8-16 people who meet weekly to study, to share, and to support one another in their Christian lives. Each group is led by a trained leader and host couple. A typical meeting lasts for an hour and a half, with light refreshments. Some groups also choose to spend some time in singing and worship.
Our Grow Groups meet on various days and nights of the week, “off campus” in homes throughout the community, and “on campus” at the church.
How Long Does A Group Last?
Our Fall & Spring Grow Groups sessions last 10 weeks, while our summer session lasts 6 weeks.
At the end of each session, you have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group, or even taking a break.
Which Group Should I Join?
We suggest you join a group based on your “relationships” rather than on geography or the most convenient night of the week. We’ve found that a group works best when you share common interests, backgrounds.
What Is The Required Commitment?
Joining a Grow Groups requires a 6-10 week commitment to attend the weekly meetings and to get involved. Obviously, we all have circumstances that arise, but we have found that this commitment is the key to strong relationships and healthy groups.
What About Childcare?
Grow Groups are for older youth & adults. We leave it up to each family to work out their own childcare. Sometimes it works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose group meets on a different evening or time.
What Will We Study?
Most of our Grow Groups are based on the previous weekend’s sermon, what we call a “Lecture‑Lab” model. If you imagine the weekend sermon as a lecture on Christian living, then the group meeting is a lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and discuss how the sermon works out in real life.
How Do I Sign Up?
Church wide sign‑ups begin at the start of each new session. Our pastors and staff will be happy to help you find just the right group for you. Those who are new to our church family (start attending in the middle of a session) can sign up and join any group that has openings without waiting for the start of a new session.