“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.“ Acts 2
The mission of our faithGROUPS is to people in our groups connect with one another, while being intentional to grow with Jesus! Our hope for our group meetings is to see fellowship, Bible study, and time spent in prayer together. We believe when we focus on these three things, we see growth happen not only in our group, but in our personal lives with Jesus Christ. At the end of the day, our heart is to see our church find biblical community with one another!
faithGROUPS range from approximately 3-4 people all the way to 15-16 people. There is no perfect size for groups.
Groups will meet for 10-12 weeks at a time throughout the fall and winter seasons. We change pace during the Christmas season as well as summer, encouraging groups to get together for parties, pot-lucks, and serve projects. We are intentional to follow the school calendar year, as it has a natural flow to it that many of us are accustomed to. At the end of each semester, groups that fit well with one another will have the option of staying connected or if they were not a good fit, they can take the off-ramp at wait for the next group launch to find a new group that may be a better fit.
During the course of each semester, we ask that groups meet together weekly. We suggest that every group include at least one pot-luck in a member’s home as this is something that we find to be very beneficial in getting groups to connect. Not to mention, the biblical significance of breaking bread together! We also suggest that each group leader work with their group to come up with a serve project during the course of the 10-12 week semesters. We value the biblical principle of serving very high at Faith Chapel and encourage all groups to experience it!
Our Billings & Beyond ministry will be available to help resource and plan out serve projects.
Meeting Time and Location
Groups have the choice of meeting whenever and wherever best fits their needs. The Group Link weekend and our Faith Chapel website will be the best resources for a person to find a location/leader/time that will best fit their individual needs. Leaders will determine a day and location ahead of time for when and where their group will meet. Our preference is for faithGROUPS to meet in a group member’s home.
The church will be available for groups to meet as long as they are scheduled during operating hours. (Times Vary) Childcare will ONLY be provided on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM. There will be a small cost involved for the care.
*Note: Groups that meet at the church are required to have childcare. This is a precaution that we must take to ensure safety for our families and church.
We will provide a “Going Further” study guide for all leaders during the faithGROUP semester. The focus of the study guide will be on the message and Scripture from the weekend sermon. This will be a resource that helps challenge and encourage further growth for the group. We will provide the “Going Further” study guide each week during the quarter for all faithGROUP Leaders.
If a group desires to use a different resource for the weekly curriculum, we ask that they confirm the material with the faithGROUP coordinator. Our reason for approving the material is that we want to ensure that any teachings that are connected with Faith Chapel are congruent with the teachings we understand from Scripture.