What is a Growth Group?
We desire that our Growth Groups be a place where a group of around 10-12 people meet to grow in maturity in Christ through knowing, trusting, and living with Christ as Lord.
Groups typically meet weekly or bi-weekly, often in homes, for study, prayer, care, fellowship, and service.
How do I join a Growth Group?
Contact Megyn to let her know that you are interested in joining a group. Please include some information about yourself and what you are looking for in a group. She will work with group leaders currently looking for new members and will get you connected with one of the leaders. Here is our list of groups currently looking to add new members.
You can also write “Growth Group” on a response card and drop it into an offering box. One of our staff will contact you.
What do Growth Groups study?
We encourage Growth Groups to use the sermon study guide found each week in our Bethel Weekly for their time of study. Knowing the needs of their group, some Growth Groups spend a season studying a specific topic or life skill (such as FPU or parenting).
To see the current Growth Group homework, visit our sermons page.
How do I start or lead a Growth Group?
If you are looking for a place to invest in others we would love the opportunity to visit with you. Our process will include completing at application, training, equipping, and tools to make sure that leading a group is a fruitful ministry for you and those you serve. Growth Groups provide an excellent environment for making disciples of Jesus.
Contact Pastor Craig Johnson for more information about leading a Growth Group.
What are some of the benefits of being in a Growth Group?
Our experience has shown that those who are involved in some sort of smaller group at Bethel are more likely to have a growing relationship with Jesus and a sense of belonging in the church. When believers operate in a community with a commitment to one another and to the Gospel, lives are changed.
We encourage these values in every small group at Bethel:
- Continue to be enriched in the Word through prayer and Bible study.
- Comfort one another as restorative companions, true friends.
- Conduct life in a way that keeps outsiders in mind – always externally focused so they can see Christ.