As a small group attendee, you get a level of intimacy, care, and accountability not always found in typical Sunday morning attendance.
If you want to preview the Discussion Questions for this week’s Connect Groups, you can download them here [PDF].
What are Connect Groups?
Each year we have Winter, Spring, and Autumn sessions, which run 9–10 weeks. Connect Groups do not meet in July, August, or December. The 2017 Autumn Session will begin September 12.
Connect with People
Part of our church’s mission is “connecting with each other.” Connect Groups are one of the best ways we do that. They’re a place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study the Bible while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. An average meeting lasts about an hour and a half, followed by some light refreshments.
Grow in Your Faith
In the coming Autumn 2017 Session of Connect Groups, we will be going through a course of study called, Surprised by Hope! Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as the promise of heaven is, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about. What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present. These faith-inspiring sessions will open your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God’s Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is.
In some sessions, we discuss further the principles and ideas that were introduced in the previous Sunday’s sermon. In these “sermon-based” small groups, imagine the previous Sunday’s sermon as a lecture on Christian living, and your Connect Group as a lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and discuss how the sermon works in real life. Each week there will be a series of questions related to that Sunday’s sermon that you can download right here on this page.
We hope that you’ll attend all nine to ten weeks of each session. We also realize life can get very busy, but we hope you’ll commit to the other people of your group. Even if you have to miss a week, keep in contact with your group. This commitment to relationships makes Connect Groups work. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of recommitting for another session, trying a new group, or taking a break from Connect Groups altogether. Remember: bite-sized commitments can produce long-term relationships.
Where: Dumfries, VA (Please contact the Connect Group Leader for location and directions)
Leaders: Pastors TJ & Karrianne Hall
Child-care provided (donations accepted).
Where: Stafford, VA (Please contact the Connect Group Leader for location and directions)
Leaders: Elders Joe & Tracye Thompson