Adult groups provide an environment for community and trusting fellowship.
We all love “before and after” stories. That’s why we see so many makeovershows on television. So many programs tell “before and after” storiesfeaturing makeovers of individuals, houses, cars, restaurants, hotels, you name it. There’s just something about these stories that fascinates us.
Series groups are a church-wide campaign to get as many people connected to a small group during a specific six-week period as possible. Our goal for series groups is they will continue to meet regularly even after the series is over.
Generally, the best way to get connected to a new group is during the series groups. We have a series group every September and January.
On-Going small groups meet 2-4 times a month year-round. Many on-going groups started as series groups and decided to keep meeting and“do life together.”
Both series groups and on-going groups meet at various times and locations. Each host chooses a location, day of the week, and time that works best for them.
Series groups meet weekly for six weeks twice a year, typically starting in September and January, respectively.
Most on-going groups meet 2-4 times a month during the school year and less regularly during Summer and the Christmas season.
Allow 1 ½ hours, plus 30 minutes for hanging out afterwards.
Most Van Dyke Church attenders are capable of hosting a series group! We understand that signing up to be a group host can take a leap of faith. That’s why the GroupLIFE team is here with resources to prepare and train you. The only requirement is to attend a host orientation.
For our on-going groups we want to know that our leader’s fully share Van Dyke’s vision and values. Therefore was ask our on-going small group leaders to become members of the church. We are also in the process of developing leader training for our on-going small group leaders.
For any group, you and your group’s participants should invite unconnected people to join your group. Consider friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers who could benefit from the knowledge and community. Before inviting someone new, we encourage you to pray and ask God to soften his or her heart. Then, step out in faith and make the invitation!
For our series groups, we have a participant sign-up weekend before the series begins.
In addition to new members you have invited, anyone can search for groups to join at www.vdcgrouplife.org
Other questions? Contact David Wildes (email@example.com)