What is a Family Group?
Family Groups (FG) are the primary way that we make disciples within The Grove. These groups gather at least one time throughout the week to invite one another into community, share the gospel, and build relationships. Even though we have categorized the FG’s by what day they gather and where they gather, once you are plugged into a FG you will see that these groups are much more than a gathering of people on a specific night of the week. They aim to spend time together learning how their Identity in Christ reshapes their regular rhythms everywhere they eat, work, play, and learn. You will find that these groups are made up of folks from all walks of life. Some have been Christians for years, while some would say they are not Christians at all. While they do gather as a small group they are not small groups. While they do study the bible, but they are not solely bible studies. They are communities of people learning to live out the gospel in the everyday stuff of life.
What Do Weekly Family Groups Look Like?
This will look different from FG to FG, but for the most part we EAT! We share in a meal together where we all share in serving one another by bringing something. We do not ask you to bring something if you are new or visiting a Family Group unless you would like to. Throughout eating together we engage in conversations where we listen to the needs of the community and learn how to ask good engaging questions to one another.
What about Kids?
Bring them! Kids are a vital and important part of our community. On Sunday mornings they are encouraged to attend and participate in our Kids Worship. Not only will they get amazing, upbeat kids worship music, but they will also get age appropriate classrooms to dive into conversations. In our classrooms we teach through The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project takes our kids from Genesis to Revelation teaching them that Jesus is the ultimate hero. We spend time praying over, speaking truth and engaging our kids. Our kids are also welcome and a huge part of our Family Groups that meet throughout the week. If you would like more information and/or would like to talk with someone from our Kids Ministry Team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.