God never meant for you to go it alone in the Christian life. Over 50 times in the New Testament, the phrase “one another” is used to describe our relationship to other believers. We are instructed to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another, bear one another’s burdens and build up one another.
Because of that, we put a high priority on home groups at Christ Chapel, believing that it’s in the context of community that spiritual transformation takes place. In a home group setting, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the text and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth we’re all trying to grasp.
Thank you for your interest in a Christ Chapel Home Group!
In just a moment we’ll begin the journey to helping you find a group that’s a fit for you! However, let’s begin by helping you know what to expect. We thought you might have some of these questions in mind:
On one hand, Home Groups are not social clubs where fellowship is the sole focus. Nor are they verse by verse scholarly Bible studies focused solely on gaining biblical knowledge. Somewhere in between is a place where we find meaningful spiritual fellowship with one another, where we unpack God’s Word for the purpose of applying it to our lives in a Home Group. The Bible lists over 50 ‘one anothers’, and 3 of those ‘one anothers’ define the purpose of CCBC Home Groups as we learn to live in biblical community by:
Simply put, we use the weekly sermon as the foundation for our Home Group discussions. Each week, you’ll find discussion questions for your group on the back of the sermon notes or on the app. Discussing these questions and scripture passages from the sermon helps us move from merely ‘hearing’ the Word of God to applying it to our lives with a group of people who love us and pray for us along the way.
The meeting schedule is determined by the individual Home Group. Most of our groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule on a day or evening of the week that works best for the group.
Similar to a school year schedule, two ideal times to get into a Home Group are in September and January when we begin a new sermon series. However, you can join other times as well. Finding a group that’s a good fit for you involves a joint partnership between you, Home Groups who are able to accept new members, and the Connect team.
Three possibilities for getting assimilated into a Home Group:
1. Joining an existing group (This is a great option, but sometimes there’s a waiting list for groups with openings.)
2. Joining a group that is newly forming with an identified leader and location*
3. Partnering with others to launch a new group in your area—even if a location and leader aren’t yet identified*
*Either of these last two options increase the likelihood of getting into a group right away, with the added benefit of everyone starting the journey of sharing life together at the same time!
Home Groups are a great place make friends, grow spiritually and just plain enjoy doing life together! Maybe you’d like to meet some people in an existing group who are ready to welcome a few more members. Or, sometimes there’s a benefit to finding other single or married adults just like you who are willing to start a brand new journey and brand new friendships by forming a brand new Home Group! How do you meet others and work toward getting in a Home Group? Come to Group Link on January 26th! Group Link will be a place where you’ll enjoy some great food, interact with staff, Home Group leaders, and other people just like you who are eager to find community in a Home Group setting. We can’t wait to get to know you and join you at Group Link!
Please join us by clicking HERE to register!
Christ Chapel is growing in amazing ways and because of that, we’re looking for more home group leaders! If you have a knack for leading conversations or making people feel at home, we’d love to have you join us! The opportunity is an awesome way to serve and get to know others at Christ Chapel.
To learn more, email David at DavidG@christchapelbc.org.