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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Groups?
Groups are the way we connect with others throughout the week in a smaller setting. Groups consist of about 8 to 16 people that meet to CARE for one another, SHARE Jesus with others, GROW in their relationship with God, and GO and serve together.

What kinds of groups are there?
We have groups comprised of all ages and stages of life. You can see the different groups HERE and we will work to find a group that is a good fit for you. 

Where do the groups meet?
Most groups meet in group members’ homes, some at the church. 

What about childcare?
Childcare is managed by each individual group. Some groups provide childcare, some rotate childcare responsibility among group members, some hire a sitter, and some work out childcare needs according to individual family needs.  Groups that have childcare options will be marked on the groups online signup page.

When do the groups meet?
Groups meet one night eack week during the school year. Groups decide which night of the week is best for them. 

How long do groups stay together?
Groups will meet for 8-12 week trimesters throughout the school year. If you can't do all 3 trimesters, you can still do one. You can also switch if you need to be part of a different group.

How long does each meeting last?
Each group decides the length of time they will meet. Most groups meet for one and a half to two hours. 

What happens in group meetings?
Though each group differs in how they do things, group meetings generally include a social time, group discussion, and prayer. 

What do groups study?
Many groups discuss how to apply the prior week's sermon to their daily lives. However, there are times of the year where some groups may choose to do a topical study, a Bible study, or a book study.

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Can I visit a group before "joining"?
Absolutely. We encourage everyone to check out a group before making a commitment. We hope visiting a group will relieve your natural hesitations and answer your questions.