WHAT are CORE GROUPS?
Core Groups consist of 2-6 people of the same gender who meet weekly for the purpose of growing in their relationship with Christ.
WHAT is the PURPOSE of CORE GROUPS?
The purpose of Core Groups is to facilitate an atmosphere at Fellowship of Grace of intentional disciple-making; these groups play a crucial role in the discipleship process within our church as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission together.
HOW LONG will CORE GROUPS meet?
The “standard” length that each Core Group will meet together for will be approx. 1 year. Groups may choose to continue meeting together after the 12 months is over, but our goal is for these groups to reproduce and multiply. Our prayer is also that participating in a Core Group will become part of the natural “rhythm” of our lives as we really begin to take our call to make disciples seriously.
HOW will CORE GROUPS be FORMED?
Each group starts with a leader who will then invite up to 5 other people into their group. We will be starting with some of the leaders of our church being the group leaders and then over time, hopefully all of our members will get the opportunity to participate as a leader as the groups multiply.
WHAT are WE SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT in our CORE GROUPS?
Great question! We are excited to have our groups use a new discipleship tool published by Lifeway called Disciples Path: The Journey. These study guides will help you facilitate your discussions each week as they are designed specifically for this type of “group discipling” context. The study guides will be provided to you. To learn more about The Journey - Disciple's Path, click HERE.
WHEN/WHERE should CORE GROUPS MEET?
Anytime and anywhere that is conducive to having a good, honest conversation with friends. Homes, coffee shops, restaurants, parks – it doesn’t matter. Meet for breakfast before work, schedule lunch together during the week, hangout on the weekends – we want these groups to be purposeful, but not feel forced or rigid.
If you have any other questions about CORE Groups, or would like to get plugged into a group, please contact Pastor Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org