A small group consists of an intentional gathering of 5 – 12 people who covenant to:
- Make every effort to attend group meetings;
- Pray regularly for the group and members of the group;
- Deepen the spirituality of each group member;
- Strengthen community within the group
Why have small groups?
CPCG needs ways for persons to connect with one another beyond Sunday school and morning worship. Small groups gather for study, support, and fellowship; they help to connect persons on a more personal level, providing the means of getting to know one another better.
How long does a small group session last?
1 ½ hours
How often do small groups meet?
They will meet every other week until a study is completed. Studies may last from 4 – 12 sessions. Then persons can continue for another study or they may opt out of the second study.
How personal does this get?
It is up to each person. Each person has permission to pass on sharing simply by saying, “I pass.” What is shared in the group of a personal nature stays in the group even when the group ends. In addition, there is no advice giving unless counsel is requested.
When do small groups meet?
Generally small groups will begin in September and continue until May, but that decision is up to the small group itself.
Presently we have three groups: a men’s group which meets the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the church; a women’s day group which meets every other Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the church; and a women’s night group which meets at a restaurant in September, October, January, and February for an evening meal and discussion of a topic plus fellowship. The men’s group and the women’s day will study Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture by Walter Bruggemann and Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News by Philip Yancey.