What is a G.R.O.V.E. Group?
As one part of carrying out this mission we will create small groups made up of 3-5 people of a single gender (3 men or 4 women, etc), including a faithful facilitator, who meet at least every other week to spur each other on to:
Grow in grace
R.E.A.P. from God’s Word (more on the acronym later)
Open up about obstacles - temptations and challenges
View and value life from God’s perspective
Expand the knowledge of Jesus through relationships
G.R.O.V.E. Groups are for those who want to grow in Christ and will make the group a priority by attending regularly, participating in the discussion and communicating with the group outside of meetings.
If you would like to be a part of a GROVE Group please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch about a group:
For more info on groups check out the Q&A below, after the form.
Q: How Will Groups Be Formed?
A: Participants will be matched together with a group facilitator based primarily on availability with the understanding that a group is most likely to work if you really are available to be there.
Q: When Will Groups Meet?
A: The date and time will be determined as groups are formed. Groups start the week of September 15 and end the week of December 8.
Q: Where Will Groups Meet?
A: This can be determined after the group forms as a participant may want to open their home. Or the location may change from week to week. There is flexibility here.
Q: What About Couples Who Want to Participate But Don’t Want To Split Attendance Across Multiple Nights?
Option 1: It may be possible for one spouse to do an evening group and another to do a group at a different time.
Option 2: Groups meet every other week but on the same not on alternating weeks.
Option 3: Married Facilitators offer a group on a single night for folks who don’t need childcare or can take care of childcare at their own home.
Q: How Will Childcare Work?
A: Childcare should be worked out by parents. It is ok for a group to arrange for something together if someone besides the group facilitator arranges it.
Q: What commitment will group participants make?
A: You will make a verbal commitment to make the group a priority and ask for accountability for their commitment. This will be a “semester” commitment. When groups break participants will be invited to keep going or can request to make a change.
Q: Will groups only form at the beginning of a “semester?”
A: No. Part of the benefit of these groups is the flexibility to add new groups just about anytime there is a need.