- WHAT HAPPENS AT A GROUP MEETING?
You’ve probably seen groups meeting and not even realized it. A group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
- HOW OFTEN DOES A GROUP MEET?
Our groups meet for 2 semesters a year— spring and fall. Most Groups take a break during the summer and may meet once a month just for fun. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
- WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
Groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Groups happen all throughout the Albemarle area – Elizabeth City, South Mills, Camden and Hertford.
- HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL SMALL GROUP STAY TOGETHER?
Most groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.
- IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
- WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!