Connection Group FAQ
What is a Connection Group?
A Connection Group is a small group of 8-16 people who meet weekly to share life, study the Bible, and support one another. Connection Group content varies per group with groups meeting to discuss the sermon from the previous week, a book or a study. Each week there will be a series of Bible passages and questions on the back of the sermon notes to study if your group is discussing the sermon. Led by a trained leader and host, an average meeting lasts for an hour and a half.
How Long Do They Last?
Most Connection Groups last for 6 weeks. Check with your leader for how long your group will meet. Your commitment to a group is only for one session. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of re-committing to the same group, trying a new group, or even taking a break. Most Connection Groups do not meet mid-June through August.
What is the Required Commitment?
Joining a Connection Group typically requires a 6 week commitment to attend weekly meetings and do the homework ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events. This commitment is the key to a strong Connection Group. You are welcome to join a group and see if it is a good fit within the first two weeks.
How Do I Choose A Group?
When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on its leader-host team, rather than its location. We’ve found that groups do best when members share a common station-in-life and other interests with their leaders, hosts, and other group members. In the end, you’ll find it’s worth the drive! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the church, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take trying two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don’t worry, you’ll find it!
What About Child Care?
We offer many groups where children are welcome as well as our Thursday night groups during our 6-week series offers childcare for nursery through high school. Other groups are welcome to work out their own child care. Sometimes it works best for families to share a sitter or to swap child care with another family whose Connection Group meets at a different time.
How Do I Sign Up For A Connection Group?
A few weeks before each Connection Group session begins there are three ways to sign up for a group – online, at our weekend services, or by calling the church office. During the weekend services, group leaders, staff members and pastors are available at the sign-up tables to help you choose a group and answer any questions.