We believe substantial life change happens in the context of relationships that are committed to applying the truths of Scripture. Because of this, our church works hard to make sure that small groups don’t become just “another thing” on a buffet of ministry options. Our small group ministry is the primary vehicle for discipleship and care within the Calvary family. Joining a small group is essential to getting “plugged in” at Calvary.
Next Registration will be in January 2014
When our small group ministry was launched by some core leaders a couple of years ago, they prayerfully decided to call them “Covenant Groups” in order to convey the commitment a group must make to grow in Christ together.
A Covenant Group is 12-16 Christ-followers who…
You’ve probably heard the old saying: “When you aim at nothing—you hit nothing.” Our Covenant Groups are structured to accomplish these 4 biblical objectives:
The above goals shape the way our groups spend their time together. A Covenant Group will try to accomplish the following each time it gathers:
Because God is entrusting new people to our church that desire to plug into groups, we ask our existing groups to “birth” a new group every 12-18 months. This allows others who still need a group to get plugged into a new group. New groups are started during two “launch windows”: early Fall and shortly after the New Year. Covenant Group registration opens a few weeks prior to the launch window.
During this time, registration forms will be provided in our Sunday morning worship services and at the Information Desk. Completed forms can be turned in to the church office during the open registration period, at the Orientation Class or at the Information Desk. After registering, you will be assigned a group and contacted by your new group leader with 4-5 weeks.
The Orientation Class is held on specific Sunday mornings during the registration period. Those times will be announced here on the website, through the Calvary Link email or in the Worship Folder. The Orientation Class will help you understand the small group ministry, and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24-25)