Acts 2:42 - "All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lords Supper), and to prayer."
Our conviction is that every Believer should regularly connect with other Followers of Christ in a small group context, apart from the larger Sunday gathering. In the 1st Century, the Church met over meals. That's a beautiful word that gives us the word picture of intimacy with others.
We believe that "circles" are better than "rows." Deep growth happens in the context of relationship and conversation. Doing life alone results in loneliness, bad decisions, a narrow minded theology and isolation. "Sharing in meals" with others helps Believers feel connected and valuable.
Our semester small groups are the main vehicle through which this happens, however, the goal is that people serve together, meet together, eat together, and do life together. We do this by:
- Encouraging and helping every attendee get connected beyond a Sunday gathering. We will help them personally find a place to serve, connect with a group, and encourage relationships beyond church functions.
- Keeping a pulse on the connectedness of people through our staff and ministry team leaders. We will use our Path process data and personal interaction to help people develop deeper relationships.