The church is not the building. It is not the music. It is not the programs. The church is the people of God gathered around His Word and serving one another. The church extends far beyond Sunday. Small groups are how the church remains in fellowship, supporting one another and building one another up after Sunday.
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God, having favor with all people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:46-47
What’s the difference between going to a restaurant with friends and a Connect3 small group going to that same restaurant? A seat for Jesus. He is the love we share and the hope we have. Christ’s real presence with us is the truth that empowers our small groups and makes our friendships and connections most meaningful.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
– Matthew 28:19-20
We connect with each other in small groups in order to be effective and efficient in our mission to connect people to Jesus. Each Connect3 small group does this by engaging in a community service project once every quarter. Fewer things make more impactful relationships than when we serve and sacrifice together for our neighbor.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25
Q: When and where will Connect 3 groups meet?
Small groups meet once (1) a month (or more if your group desires). Each small group will plan their own meeting place and time. Groups are encouraged to meet not only in each other’s homes, but also to go out into our community to gather together.
Q: What do small groups do when they get together?
Whatever your group wants to do! Of course, the goal is to grow in faith and fellowship together. Each month Pastor provides a devotional for our C3 ministry that can be used. Share a meal, activities/games, catch a movie together or whatever your group is excited about and can use to connect with Jesus and one another.
Q: How does the community service part of Connect 3 work?
Small group meetings will be broken up into 4 sessions per year (appx. quarterly). Each session, every small group is encouraged to do one (1) community service project of their choosing. The service activity can be anything as long as it involves the whole group and serves a need in the community.
Q: How can I join a small group?
Just contact the church office and we will get you plugged into a small group that is close to you and filled with folks you can easily connect with!
Q: Can I form my own small group?
Absolutely! Just let us know who is in your group and we will get you all the materials and info you need.
Small Groups promise to be a BIG blessing, but they cannot be a blessing to you without YOU!
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