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In our efforts to be and make disciples, we know that spiritual transformation is the work of the Holy Spirit. He is the power that drives the process, but he uses a community of believers in the process. That’s why we say, “life change happens best in the context of a small group”. Discipleship is a journey of becoming more and more like Jesus alongside others who are doing the same. That’s why I’m reaching out to you. We need small group leaders who will help us provide the places for the process to happen. People who will lead others in the journey of becoming more and more like Jesus.

The Current Statistics today show that we have 17% of our people participating in some kind of small group discipleship. The challenges we have faced with Covid have really impacted us, and our conversations with people reveal deep feelings of disconnectedness. They are hurting, drifting, isolated, not being missional, and longing for connection. This is an opportunity to make a difference!

The Objective is to grow our small group discipleship participation to 35% by the end of 2022, and 80% by 2026. To hit this goal we need…

14 new small groups at the UB Campus
21 new small groups at the OJ Campus
12 new small groups at the LD Campus
1 new group at the GE Campus

The Strategy is to form small groups that meet every week around our 3 core values of worship, mission, and community. These groups are designed to be open, multiply in 18-24 months, and share leadership roles. As a leader you will be given a coach, supported with monthly training, assisted with childcare, and supplied with curriculum. Meeting in a home is preferred, but will make arrangements for space at the church if possible.

The Commitment we are asking you to make involves 12-15 hrs/mo of your time.

Participate in a monthly/qtrly discipleship training with your Coach – (2 hrs/mo)
Lead a weekly Small Group – (8-10 hrs/mo)
Disciple 1-3 people in your group – (2-3 hrs/mo)
Total time:  12-15 hrs/mo

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