What are Growth Groups?
Growth Groups are small groups of around 12-15 people that meet throughout the week mostly in homes and some at the church or other locations for about 90 minutes to build friendships, learn the Bible, and grow spiritually. Growth Groups are a great way to get connected and get to know people and make new friends while growing in your relationship with God. Whether you’re brand new to FIRST A.G. or you’ve been coming for years, a Growth Group is a great next step for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God and with others through relationships.
Why should I join a Growth Group?
Weekly Bible study will help you grow in your faith (Psalm 119:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Prayer from others helps you get through the tough times (Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14-15).
You’ll meet new friends in this busy city that will encourage you (Proverbs 27:17).
You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
What is a Growth Group like and how often do they meet?
Each Growth Group is unique, but generally all groups have some social time with snacks and conversation up front, followed by a time of study and prayer. The meeting will last somewhere around 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Groups usually meet once per week in two semesters: September-November and February-June, though some meet ongoing year round.
What about childcare?
Each individual group is responsible for deciding how to handle childcare needs. Some options are:
Have parents arrange for sitters on their own and attend the group without children
Chip in together for a sitter who watches the kids in a different room while your group meets
Group members take turns watching the kids each week
Current Growth Groups that are meeting:
Sundays: Adult mixed Growth Group meets during Family Night at 6pm in the church auditorium.
Mondays: Truth Setters Men's Growth Group meets in the church fellowship hall at 7pm. Bring some food and a friend!
Tuesdays: Student Growth Group meets at the church upstairs at 7pm.
Wednesdays: Women of Purpose Growth Group meets in the church fellowship hall at 7pm. Bring a snack and a friend!
Fridays: Married Couples Growth Group meets 2nd and 4th Friday at the Snyders home. Call the church office for directions and details.