the purpose of small groups at crossroads is to cultivate godly relationships and foster growth in faith and christlikeness together.
The Scriptures say: “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor . . . Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep . . . Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ . . . Consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together”
(Romans 12:10, 15; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 10:24-25).
Small Groups provide:
A place to connect with others.
We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community. Small groups provide a means for you to connect with others in our church and share life with one another.
A place to encourage each other.
When we do life together, our problems become smaller because God uses others to provide support and encouragement when and how we need it. Your small group should care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.
A place to grow together.
Every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in our world, community, and the life of our church for the sake of the gospel. Small groups encourage and foster growth in your faith, Christlikeness, and in your God-given potential.
Here’s what you should know:
Our groups are diverse, and there’s a place for everyone. We have small groups that meet nearly every day/evening of the week. Some groups are centered around topics, books and interests, while others are designed for those in similar life stages (single, married, mixed, men, women, co-ed, college-aged, etc.), or with similarly aged children. Find a group that’s right for you!
Life flows in seasons, and so do our small groups. Most groups start and stop at three different points throughout the year:
Fall: September – December
Winter: January – March
Spring: April – June
Hosting or facilitating a group isn’t as intimidating as it sounds, and we always need more volunteers! We all have something to offer others—whether it’s opening up your home, sharing something you are passionate about, using a personal experience you’ve had to help encourage someone else, teaching a Bible study, or an area in which you are looking to grow, hosting or facilitating a group is a great way to create biblical community. If you have a desire to host, contact Emily Wank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more, or have any questions about small groups at Crossroads, please email us at SmallGroups@crossroadschurch.us.