Why do Connect Groups exist?
Connect groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why connect groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
What are Connect Groups?
A connect group is an intentional gathering of people where you can connect with others on a regular basis who share your interests, who are at a similar stage in life, or who have experience in an area where you would like coaching.
Why should I join a Connect Group?
It is through doing life together that our problems become smaller and God uses others to bring healing, support and encouragement to our lives—whether we realize we need it or not. We are able to share our gifts with others to bring that same healing, support, and encouragement. Your connect group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life.
Leading a Connect Group
Leading a connect group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect and sharing your gift of being accessible. Hosting a group is simple—choose one of our topics that interests you and meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your connect group successful through training and curriculum as well as support. Then, you simple begin inviting others to join your Connect Group. Don’t underestimate the power of an invitation. Many people desire a place to connect, but often won’t come without an invitation. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a connect group leader you get to play an important role in that process.
If you have ideas for a Connect Group you’d like to lead, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.