Connection • Relationship • Growth
Lead / Co-lead a Connection Group.
February through April 2024
Why Connection Groups?
Why? Why not?
Relationships have many degrees and stages. Paul uses the illustration of a body in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 to describe relationships in the church. Every part is necessary. Each part needs and is needed by the others. This deep level of symbiosis and synergy does not happen by accident or by simply being in the same room on occasion. Connection Groups are a step towards what Paul is talking about.
What is a Connection Group?
Intentional / Relational / Prayerful
A Connection Group is a small group of people who are deepening relationships with each other through study, activity, or shared interest. Each group includes encouragement and prayer time and is designed to facilitate the growth of deeper relationships.
Some examples include:
- Bible study
- Shared interest group
- Book club
- Meals together
- Parent group
- Coaching class
- Take It Deeper Questions discussion
How do Connection Groups work?
What is the process?
The goal has never been to have large Connection Groups. It is difficult to accomplish deeper relationships in a larger group, and Connection Groups are designed to facilitate the growth of deeper relationships. This is possible by keeping Connection groups small and having each one led by someone who is passionate about that group.
Connection Group Details:
- *Submit your Connection Group details online. Once your intent to lead a group is submitted, Rich will reach out to talk about the details of your group.
- *Connection Group details need to be finalized before your group begins meeting. Please create a plan for scheduling your gatherings (when, where, what, how) and avoid "TBD." *Clearly communicating details helps groups succeed in the long run.
- *Connection Group Registration will open for each group as groups are created.
- *Plan on starting your group at the beginning of February.
- *This season of Connection Groups lasts until the 28th of April.
Elements of a Successful Connection Group:
Aiming towards success
Shared leadership. Having co-leaders diversifies responsibility.
Clear communication. Having all the details communicated from the beginning helps people know what they are getting involved in and helps people stay involved for the duration.
Cross-community. Having Corner Church people from each community involved is ideal. We are better together.
Inclusion. Having people involved who do not attend Corner Church is the best! New connection and relationship is the heart of God.
Frequent invitation. Reminding people who are involved about what is happening with emails and text messages not only helps but is paramount to the success of a group.
- Connect with people that may be interested in co-leading.
- Reach out to a Corner Church pastor if you would like help or insight.
- Organize all your Connection Group details.
- Submit your plan for a Connection Group!
- Connect with Rich Olson about how we can equip you for Connection Group success!