Community Groups

Group Life

Making a big church feel like a small, close-knit community starts here.

The following environments crafted with you in mind can be a place where you can know and be known by others, build relationships, grow and stretch into God’s plan for your life!

The Bridge Event | Community Groups | MERGE

If you haven’t been a part of a Community Group before, or are looking for one to be a part of - consider attending one of the “Bridge Event” OPEN HOUSE to learn more.  Young or old, Christian or non-Christian, single, married or divorced, no matter what life stage-we have a place for you to connect and grow into the plan God has for your life. For information on The Bridge Event or Community Group life, please indicate on your Connect card or email Deb.

MERGE
The Merge Group can become a first step from worship into Community Group life for you! MERGE meets on campus weekly and there you will encounter new people, learn the facets of what it is like to be a part of a group, and experience round table discussion and application of a great study. For more information on MERGE, please indicate on your Connect card or email Rebecca

Definition of a Bridge Event

A Bridge Event allows you to take a short “test drive” to model how important being a part of an ongoing Community Group can be. At a Bridge Event you will encounter new people, learn the facets of what it is like to be a part of a group, and experience round table discussion and application of a great study. It is our hope that you will love the group setting so much that you would like to continue as a home group after the initial Bridge Event has completed!  

Bridge Events are offered at various times of the year on campus for a 4-8 week time-frame. We also offer free, safe childcare with registration for infant through age 10, during some of the Bridge Event times. If you are new to Faith Church, new to small group life, at present looking for a group, or perhaps just curious- then this is a good place to start making some important connections!

Definition of a Community Group

A small group environment where people (friends, family, coworkers, fellow worshipers) meet to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. We encourage and challenge each other to live out the truths we discover in the Bible. These Community Group environments take place 2-4 times per month- at various locations, days and times. Some even begin with formation on campus at Faith Church. There are multiple ways to begin- on campus, in area homes or restaurants, during a church wide campaign…the list is endless. It is as simple as inviting a few friends to experience a study with you! We have all the tools you need to help you begin well!


Definition of a Church-wide study

A Church-wide study allows you to take a short, intentional "test drive" to experience how important being a part of an ongoing Community Group can be. During a church-wide study, it is our hope that you will love the group setting so much that you would like to continue as an ongoing group after the initial church-wide study has completed! There are multiple ways to experience growth in a small group setting, and we can show you how to begin.


Church-wide studies are offered at various times of the year on or off campus for a 4-8 week time-frame. For the campus offerings, we normally have free, safe childcare with registration for infant through age 10. If you are new to Faith Church, new to small group life, at present looking for a group, or, perhaps, just curious - then this is a good place to start making those important connections! We weren't meant to do life alone, and that is why Community Group life is so important to us here at Faith Church!

Learn how you can serve with Group life at Faith!

Now that you've read all of this information, another question you might have is "How can I serve?"

There are multiple ways to serve within the Community Group ministry. Listed below are just a few:

  • Group Coach: someone who partners with a new Community Group leader for encouragement, support, and prayer.
  • Group Leader: someone who begins a group by facilitating discussion, encouraging growth, and outreach.
  • Administrative: support staff for advertisement, design, and assembly.
 
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