WHAT ARE GROWTH GROUPS?
Growth groups are our small group studies that primarily meet in homes. The purpose of growth groups is to provide opportunities to go with the Gospel and grow in the Gospel through small group studies, community, service, and evangelism. Just as seen in the early church in scripture, spiritual growth was fostered within community. This ministry is led by a leader and co-leader who are committed to both growing in Christ themselves and seeing their group grow in Christ. Growth Groups provide the opportunity for the body of Christ to engage on a more relational level than is available at a Sunday worship service. The regular format caters to developing relationships on a deeper level.
During the meetings, time is spent on praying for one another’s spiritual burdens and needs, followed by a focused small group study. The danger for any person is simply to become a hearer of the Word and not a doer. Growth Groups aid in developing doers of the Word and there is an emphasis of these groups to be serving others and evangelizing.
WHY GROWTH GROUPS?
Platform for Biblical Discipleship
Growth Groups exist because the Great Commission exists. The heart of the Great Commission is disciple-making. Growth Groups provide a valuable platform where discipleship can take place in a natural way.
Enables Biblical Shepherding
God calls the leaders of the church to be shepherding the Body of Christ (Acts 20:28; 1 Pet 5:1-3). Growth Groups enable the men to shepherd the body more effectively in a small group atmosphere.
Opportunity for Effective Prayer
Growth Groups provide the opportunity for the members of the body to get to know each other on a deeper level. This will result in numerous opportunities for the groups to be praying effectively for one another.
Establishes Authentic Community
A church is not a building; it is a body. Growth Groups helps foster an atmosphere of authentic community by connecting the members of the body with each other in a deeper relationship than can happen during a worship service.
Focused Gospel Growth & Going
Growth Groups do not simply focus on the facts of the Gospel, but how the Gospel applies to all areas of life. These groups take Gospel Growth and Going seriously.
GROWTH GROUP LOCATIONS:
Growth Groups will have one formal study meeting per month - typically held on the last week of the month. Multiple locations and days of the week are offered:
Zelienople/Evans City @ 12:30pm
Ellwood City @ 5:30pm
Cranberry Twp. North. @ 5:30pm
Meridian @ 6pm
Connoquenessing @ 6pm
Saxonburg @ 6:30pm
Cranberry Twp. Center @ 6:30pm
Exact locations can be found by viewing our events calendar here
If you would like more details about Growth Groups please email us here.