Where Real Connection & Growth Take Place
Why Do You Need A Group?
You’re busy. Life can be crazy. You may feel disconnected or lonely. Lifegroups are a place to take a break from those busy demands of crazy, everyday life. They are a place to connect with friends, laugh, and serve together. The goal in these groups is to love Jesus, each other, and to help others find and follow Jesus. Love yourself enough to set yourself up for success, get connected in a Lifegroup!
Meet Erin and Nick who are connected in one of our Sunday night Lifegroups:
Meet our Young Families group that meets in Channahon:
Where Do You Start?
Here are some next steps for you. Start at #1 or choose your own path. Contact Sarah O’Sullivan, Executive Pastor if you have any questions.
Step 1: Food & Facts
If you’re new, your first step is to stop in at a Food & Facts. These occur once a month and are immediately following Sunday 11 am services. They are short (30 minutes max), a casual meet-up with snacks so you can get a clear vision of who our church is, our heart, mission statement, and what we believe. Next Food & Facts will be Sunday, 12/6 at 12:15 pm. Head to the Next Steps area in the lobby. No need to sign up, just stop in.
Step 2: Food & Friends
If you’re new, your next step after checking out a Food & Facts is to attend Food & Friends. It’s a casual lunch from 12:30-2 pm, and gives us a chance to chat, answer questions, and you can meet the staff. Food & Friends occurs quarterly, please use the button below to register for the next one on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Childcare will be provided at no cost, but you’ll need to register.
Step 3: Village University
Village University will be running weekly with different topics. Check out Enews or the Happening This Week Page to see the discussions which will be continuously changing. Each session will be a casual time to learn more about a range of topics.
Step 4: Rooted
Rooted is a 10 week experience to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. It will answer your big questions in a safe, non-threatening environment. Each week will equip you to love Jesus, love others, and help others find and follow Jesus no matter where you are on your walk with Christ. Click the button below and find out when the next Rooted session will begin.
Step 5: Lifegroups, Serving
Connect with friends, laugh, and serve together.
A Resource For You
We want to equip you to be GREATER in 2020 with a phenomenal resource called RightNow Media. This resource is for our church family, so if you attend The Village you’ll have FREE access to a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos and kids shows. To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos. It includes thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more.
Suggested Discussion Topics
If you are looking for a recommendation for a new study for your group, check out the RightNow Media study Advent with J.D. Greear. You can use the link to the free study guide on the web page for the study.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. – Hebrews 10:25