Small Groups Provide Three Things:
A small group is an intentional gathering of people who meet regularly. Since God designed us for relationships, we believe it is through the connections made in small groups that God will help us grow. People form groups around what matters in their lives. This can look like connecting with people who share similar interests or are at the same stage in life as well as finding people who have experience in an area in which you want to grow.
Small groups are also where we pray for each other and support each other. Small groups meet once a week in locations all around our city, and with many groups to choose from, we believe there is a group out there for you.
1. Our groups are “free market.” “Free market” simply means group leaders are free to use their gifts and interests to determine when and where their group meets and what they meet about. From soccer groups and lunch groups to Bible studies and coffee meet-ups, our groups are as varied as we are. Wherever and whenever people do life together, that is a group.
2. We have two “tracks” of groups: Freedom Groups and Life Groups. Freedom Groups are designed to help you find freedom and healing in Christ in every area of life. Life Groups are designed around everyday life—marriage, parenting, finances, career, whatever interests you.
3. We have three semesters every year. Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right small group for you in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop three times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.” Our group semesters are winter/spring (February-April), summer (June-July) and fall (September-November).
4. You can join a group. We would love for you to get connected in a small group. To find the right group for you, simply visit myfreedomlife.com to search our online directory of groups or visit the Connect Point at a service. Once you find a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders to learn more and make plans to check it out in person.
5. You can host a group. We believe everyone has areas of strength and gifting that can benefit others, and hosting a small group is a great way to make meaningful connections. The first step toward becoming a small group leader is to attend the Small Group Leader Training at Step Four of the Growth Track. These classes are offered once a month throughout the year to give you an overview of how simple it is to start a group. You’ll discover that it’s easier than you think.