Temple Christian Center
The Small Group Ministry of TCC
We believe we were created for connection – with God and other people.
Small Groups are a place for you to meet new friends,
grow in your existing relationships, and encounter Jesus together.
We were designed to live in a community and we are better off for it.
At TCC we believe in being a church that worships together and one that also knows how to break bread together as well.
“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart”
Acts 2:46 NKJV
WHY SMALL GROUPS?
SMALL GROUPS have one, simple purpose—to bring people together.
We believe God created us to live in community with others
and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us.
We believe life change happens in the context of relationships.
Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and SMALL GROUPS exist to make
life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you and your friends.
With semesters lasting 8-12 weeks, and with a variety of meeting schedules,
there is sure to be one that fits your personal interests and schedule.
WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?
At TCC, we use a free-market approach to SMALL GROUPS.
This means we want people to gather together based on
the things they enjoy and are important to them.
Essentially, the things you are already doing in your life
are the things that can make up your Small Groups!
Free market leaders form their group around their gifts or interests.
From sports groups to lunch groups, mom groups to student groups,
Bible study groups to creative arts groups, our groups are as varied as we are.
Each Small Groups semester will last 8-12 weeks.
This allows you to have the opportunity to be a part of a variety of groups over time,
making many new friends and connections.
See a group a friend would enjoy? Invite them to come with you!
KNOW Small Groups are primarily designed for personal and spiritual enrichment
by learning or refining a skill, sport, knowledge, enjoying meals together, etc.
In short, these groups are built around a specific topic or common interest.
What do you love to do? Fish, Cook, Workout, Knit, Woodworking, Photography, Music….
The list of possibilities for a KNOW Small Groups is endless!
GROW Life Groups are primarily designed for personal and spiritual enrichment
by studying a specific topic, curriculum, or book.
These groups will focus on spiritual and personal growth through prayer, Bible study,
financial education, support groups, etc.
SERVE Life Groups are primarily designed for personal and spiritual enrichment
through volunteering and service to others.
Volunteer and service activities will be aligned with the title and description of the group
and will be coordinated by the group leaders.
Maybe you have a desire to serve the elderly, homeless, single parents,
community servants (police, fire department, first responders, etc), whatever service projects
God has laid on your heart are a fantastic start for a SERVE Connect Group!
Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters.
Winter/Spring (10 weeks)
Summer (8 weeks)
Fall (12 weeks)
**Our Winter/Spring semester launches on February 25th and ends on May 25th**
HOW OFTEN DO CONNECT GROUPS MEET?
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly
Bi-Weekly is recommended, but some groups are better at meeting more often or a little more spaced out
Groups meet in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, and office buildings.
New groups start every semester making it easy to build community and enjoy different types of groups.
1. Casual Fellowship
Laidback time for group members to talk and get to know each other.
2. Activity or Discussion
This will vary based on what kind of group you’re leading.
It could be an activity like Frisbee or outreach or a discussion about a book or Sunday message.
Ask for prayer requests from group members and pray
at the beginning and/or the end of each group meeting.
HOW DO I JOIN A GROUP?
Come to the Connect Group Fair on Sunday, February 17th, where you will be able to see
and learn about all the groups that will be available this semester.
You will be able to ask questions, meet each leader. and decide which group(s) you want to join.
HOW DO I START A GROUP?
Do you have an idea for a group? AWESOME! We want as many groups as possible!
Lead one on your own, with your spouse, or with a friend.
Decide if your group is a KNOW, GROW, or SERVE group.
Decide if your group will be for men, women, or families.
These are the requirements:
1. Group leaders need to want to lead a group!
2. Group leaders need to have completed TCC’s First Steps
3. Those interested in starting a group must complete the application at the bottom of this page.
4. Group leaders must attend at least one leadership training prior to the start of each semester.
5. Group leaders must be willing to host group meetings weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
*Each Connect Group semester will last 8- 12 weeks*
Want to start a Connect Group but need help thinking of one? Click HERE to learn more!
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOUR GROUP REGISTRATION IS SUBMITTED