Family Groups are for those wanting to form deeper relationships with others in an intentionally limited sized group for an indefinite period of time. They typically meet every other week in people’s homes.
HOW DO I JOIN A FAMILY GROUP
We thought you would never ask! Our Pastor of Shepherding John Harmeling would love to talk to you about joining a Family Group. He does his best to match people up who are similar in stages of life and have similar interest.
Family Groups are part of Christian Family Chapel’s essential commitment to connect our body so that no one has to make this journey of life alone. Our purpose is simple: Doing life together as the body of Christ. We know there is strength, mutual encouragement and accountability when we do things together. It is our desire that being a part of a Family Group will help you develop and deepen your friendships to the level where you feel and act like family.
WHERE DO FAMILY GROUPS MEET
Each Family Group is different. Some groups meet in one of their members home. This can be the same home every time or it may rotate through the group. Some of our groups meet here at the church on Sunday nights. The church provides childcare on specific Sunday nights, so these Family Groups consist mostly of families with children.
WHEN DO FAMILY GROUPS MEET
There is no set time for a family group to meet. It is determined by each group. Those groups that meet at the church, because of the provided childcare, meet on Sunday evenings. We do ask that you meet consistently and somewhat frequently. Most groups meet every other other week.
WHAT DO FAMILY GROUPS DO
There is no set format or agenda. Every Family Group is unique, but all will consist of fellowship, prayer, discussion of that week's sermon through life application questions, fun and food. There are also opportunities to make an impact by serving the church, community or even the world - All with your Family Group! The bottom line is to love one another and grow in Christ-likeness.
FAMILY GROUP VALUES
Participation: Regular attendance is vital to developing authentic fellowship and growing in Christ-likeness.
Commitment: Family Groups meet at least two times a month.
Confidentiality: Trust is an important part of Family Groups, so please don’t repeat personal info outside the group unless there is permission.
Invitational: Groups (not at capacity) should be open and welcoming to new people.
Multiplication: Healthy things grow! As you develop and deepen in your relationships at CFC we hope you will consider starting and even shepherding a Family Group. John Harmeling can help you in this vital connecting area. Email him with your questions and get started today!