One of the best ways to get connected with other people in the Family Church family is by joining (or leading!) a Small Group.
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” - Acts 2:46-47 (NKJV)
What is a Small Group?
At FC, the primary venue for discipleship happens in a small group. FC also provides tools for personal or one-to-one discipleship, however, we strongly encourage everyone to be involved since these groups are specifically designed to help disciples grow in relationship with God and others.
A Small Group meeting has four sections:
Warm-Up, Into The Bible, Application and Application and ideally lasts from sixty to nine minutes.
1. Warm-up (10-15 minutes)
Each Small Group meeting begins with a warm-up question. The warm-up is designed to give everyone a chance to speak. It helps people connect with and get to know each other.
2. Into The Bible (15-30 minutes)
Into The Bible is a time of group discussion on the text or topic of the week. The Small Group meeting is not primarily a Bible study. Although discussion and application of Scripture is involved, the goal is to minister, not finish a material.
3. Application (10-15 minutes)
In a Small Group meeting, we learn the Bible so people can do it, not so they can know it. The whole point of the teaching is practical application.
4. Prayer (10-15 minutes)
Prayer is probably the most important part of the victory group meeting. Make sure you have plenty of time left, so your prayer time is not rushed.
When and Where do Small Groups meet?
Each group chooses what day and time they would like to meet, so there’s not one specific time! Small Groups meet three times a month and attend our Encounter Service together on the off week.
At Family Church we believe our church must grow LARGER and SMALLER at the same time.
Small Groups provide opportunities for:
- Spiritual growth - discipleship
- Fellowship with others
- Care for one another