LEARNINGEach group studies the same topic—the same topic that is being taught about at our Sunday gathering. This helps members of the same group to better be able to relate to each other’s Sunday morning experiences and helps each group be connected to the church as a whole.
COLLABORATIONEvery week, individuals are assigned tasks related to the topic of study for the following week. For example, if the church is studying Matthew 27, every member would be given a task related to that chapter. We call these assigned asks, Circle Roles.
LINKINGOur Connect Groups give each person a direct link to the leaders of our church. In each Connect Group there is a leader in charge of linking people with spiritual or physical needs to the right pastor, ministry leader, or resources available in our church.
PRAYERIn our Connect Groups we spend time sharing prayer requests, praying for those within our groups, and praying for other major prayer needs within the church. The connecting power of prayer is amazing.
FOODFood brings people together. All you need to do is think about holidays and coffee shops to know that food allows for more open communication and deeper relationship development. We make no claim as to know why this is true, but we believe it is. Therefore, every Connect Group shares food.
FUNTime away from the serious things of life allows for people to learn more about each other and develop lasting friendships. Connect Groups take time to do fun things together. Sometimes it is in place of the regular meeting and sometimes it is separate, but every group has fun.