Church isn't just about what happens on a Sunday. Church is about a community of people living life together, growing in faith through discipleship to Jesus and purposefully seeking the renewal of our city and our world.
We’ve found that Connect Groups play a huge part in this. As a church we’d like to see a wide range of groups with a focus on three things; helping people build friendships, deepen their faith and make a difference in our world. Community, growth and purpose.
Each Connect Group has community at its heart, but leaders have the freedom to focus on different things. Some may focus more on discipleship, perhaps by doing a bible study, whereas other leaders may want to start a group for those not yet part of us as a church, such as an Alpha series or a book club. Our aim is to have a wide range of groups that help everyone at different stages of faith to become part of our community.
Every Connect Group leader is supported by a coach with experience in leading a Connect Group, and has the opportunity to receive leadership training during the year.
If you’re thinking about starting a group, we’d encourage you to answer these questions for yourself, and then speak to your service leader about what to do next.