Community Groups

 

Purpose

Application of God's word to our lives. Merely hearing God’s word is insufficient; we must apply it to our lives for there to be fruit. Community Groups enable us to do this together. We seek to apply the Bible’s teaching, review Sunday messages, discuss Christian books, and use a variety of other resources with the intention of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pursuit of biblical fellowship. Genuine fellowship isn’t practical in a large crowd. Community Groups provide a place where we can build intimate relationships, care for one another, and help each other grow in our relationship with God.

Ministry to one another. God has made us dependent on each other, and Community Groups provide a context where we can minister to each other with the gifts that God has given us. Meetings often include times of prayer for one another and opportunities for individuals to exercise spiritual gifts for the edification of others.

 

Responsibilities

Each member is important to the group and should seek to contribute to the group’s health and success. We each have the responsibility in our group to:

  • Faithfully attend meetings and functions. We’re much more likely to benefit if we are actually present!
  • Willingly participate. Come ready to contribute, to serve, to share, and to open yourself to others. When the group has an assignment, diligently complete it. Both you and others will benefit from your participation.
  • Build relationships with other members outside the meeting. Don’t confine your investment to the Care Group meeting—let this be the springboard to rich, enduring relationships.

 

Participation

Membership at Covenant Life Community Church involves active participation in a Community Group. Those who are new to the church are not excluded from Community Groups, but they must approach a pastor and express their desire to attend.  Once the request has been made, the pastoral team will determine the best Community Group for them to attend.

 

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