Q. What Are Groups?
Groups are places where adults meet weekly for Bible study, prayer and developing friendships. Groups range in size from a 6-8 people to 50 or more people.
Q. What Is the Purpose of Groups?
We want to keep Groups simple. No big organizational structure, class secretaries, mandatory this or that. We desire that each person in a Small Group engage in God's Word (Bible study) and to make a friend. That's it. Because if you accomplish those two things, you'll enjoy and stay in that group, and experience life-change over time through God's Word.
Q. What Is the Difference Between Home Groups and Campus Groups?
Home Groups meet off-campus, in an area home, or other meeting place like a restaurant. Home Groups are built around convenience and location. Campus Groups meet at the church campus--many of these meet at the traditional "Sunday School" time on Sunday mornings, and at other times during the week.
Q. Why The Emphasis on Everyone Being in a Group?
God has blessed us with many adults who attend worship each week. We're all excited to learn from our Pastor as he teaches, and enjoy the musical portion of worship. But, adults who aren't engaged in a small group are missing the best connection they can make at Cross Pointe. Groups are where great relationships are formed, and you can ask questions as you learn from God's Word. When you're in a Group you'll join the real "community" of our church. That's why we believe Groups are so essential to the growth of every believer.
Q. What If I Start Out in a Group and It's Not for Me?
First, thanks for trying! Getting into a new group is always a challenge--are you going to like the folks in a group, identify with them, and make a friend? We'll do our best to help in that process, but we realize that sometimes a group is just not a good fit. We recommend you try a group for one semester. If it's not for you, as the semester concludes, prayerfully choose another. If you want suggestions for another group, just ask. A group should not seem forced or uncomfortable. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find a good fit--even if it takes a few tries.
Q. What If I Still Have Questions?
Just ask. Our Groups and Connections Team (below) is eager to serve you and give you all the info you need to make a determination about your group.