Shepherd Groups are about:
Building Christ-centered relationships with one another
• To share the joys and frustrations of daily life in an atmosphere of solidarity, mutual support, and care
• To edify, encourage and nurture one another’s spiritual growth
• To put into practice Christ’s call to serve one another with humility, forgiveness and selflessness
• To pray for each other’s needs
• To gain self-awareness and understanding of whom God has created us to be as persons-in-community
WHO CAN JOIN?
Shepherd groups are open and always eager to incorporate new people. Anyone is welcome, as long as they are willing to make a commitment to attend regularly and participate actively.
WHO WILL BE IN MY GROUP?
Each group’s membership varies. A group’s makeup can be based on:
• Life Stage: Singles, couples, families, youth, empty-nesters, etc.
• Gender: Men, women, or mixed
• Geography: Neighborhood, district
• Interest: Topic, ministry, skills
Groups consist of up to 16 people, after which they split into 2 groups.
WHAT WILL WE DO AT MEETINGS?
Each meeting usually includes the following key elements:
• A meal together and/or fellowship time
• Reflection on God’s Word
• Sharing time
• Prayer for one another
• Other prayers
WHEN DO GROUPS MEET?
Typically, groups meet once every two weeks. However, depending on need and availability, others may meet weekly or monthly. Each meeting lasts from 1 ½ to 2 hours.
WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
Typically, groups meet at a host’s home. Some groups rotate to the homes of their members. Alternatively, groups can meet in community locations such as coffee houses and workplaces. Meeting space may also be reserved at the church.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Click here and fill in the “Group Membership Request Form.” Someone will contact you to help you find the right fit.