LIFE IS BETTER IN A GROUP!
We believe spiritual growth flows out of two basic commitments:
A commitment to God and the Bible.
A commitment to significant Christian relationships.
To help develop these significant relationships, we have created "Growth Groups."
It is our goal to have every member of our church involved in either a Growth Group or another similar small group experience. While most groups are sermon-based, some are special interest groups focusing on topics such as parenting, marriage recovery and Christian basics for new believers.
These home Bible study groups require a ten-week commitment, and are comprised of 10-16 people. They meet weekly to share, to study God's Word and to support one another spiritually. Most of the groups study a sermon-based curriculum.
The groups meet for three 10-week sessions from late September through June, taking a break during the summer months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Growth Groups?
Groups are comprised of 10-16 people. They meet in homes throughout the area weekly to share, to study God's Word and to support one another spiritually. Most of the groups study a sermon-based curriculum.
What is the Goal of Growth Groups?
To strengthen relationships by providing a health environment where Christians can learn and grow (Need To Know/Need To Grow moments). By forming stronger relationships with our brothers and sisters, equips us to support and assist one another as we journey along this Christian path and this path, should not be walked alone...as goes the Growth Groups, so goes the Church.
Why are we doing this?
Matthew 28:19-20 New International Version (NIV) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Acts 2:46-47 King James Version (KJV)
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the “temple”, and breaking bread from “house to house”, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
How Important Are Growth Groups?
Here at the Church Christ at Bouldercrest, Growth Groups are the hub of our ministry. They're the place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent. Our goal each year is to have at least 80% of our adults involved on a weekly basis.
When and Where Do They Meet?
Growth Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout metropolitan area and beyond. Most evening groups meet 7-9 pm. The daytime groups meeting times vary.
How Long Do They Last?
Each Growth Group session lasts 10 weeks. We have Fall, Winter & Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Growth Groups do not meet mid-June through August.
What is the Required Commitment?
Joining a Growth Group requires a 10 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, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Growth Group. You have the first three weeks to attend the group to make sure it's a good fit for you.