Connect Groups

What should you know about Connect groups?


One, the name defines what they are about - "connect" and "groups." Connect has both a horizontal and vertical dimension. We connect horizontally with each other - forming deeper friendships as we learn to further love and serve one another. Jesus said, "They will know you are my disciples by your love for each other." Connect also refers to our vertical connection with Christ. The word "groups" means they are small in nature. Connect groups are meant for about a dozen people. The goal is to multiply the groups to accommodate many people. In other words, the church grows larger through small, connect groups.


Two, Connect groups are non-threatening. No one will ever be asked to do anything they don't want to do; such as praying, reading, speaking, teaching, etc.


Three, Connect groups are flexible and provide choices for what works best with your particular schedule. Connect groups meet once a week at different times of the day and different days of the week; they meet in homes, or at the church, or even in restaurants.


Four, Connect groups follow a basic model described by four words. Each group will have a time of welcome, worship (songs will be discussed but there will be no singing), word (a passage of Scripture will be discussed), and works (consisting of prayer and other needs that may arise).


Five, Connect groups help people get involved and become part of our church's movement (our church is to be a movement not a monument).


Six, Connect groups help us fulfill the great commission of Christ to "make disciples."


Seven, Connect groups follow the model of Jesus himself as he took twelve men and transformed their lives. Christ will transform our lives through Connect groups.





Facilitated by Cristen Barnard

Meets Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. at the home of Les and Margaret Dicken


Facilitated by Linda Hankins

Meets Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the Wesley Sunday School Room


Facilitated by Horace Hankins

Meets Sunday, 5:00 p.m. in the Norfleet Room


Facilitated by Melvin and Mary Claire McClure

Meets Sundays, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Melvin and Mary Claire McClure

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