Community is God's idea. It began in the Trinity, was established in the Garden of Eden, and has been God's desire for His people ever since. Here at College Park, we seek to have intentional, purposeful, and invasive community.
Small groups give us the great opportunity to live life alongside each other: We bear one another's burdens during trials, celebrate our victories in good times, and serve together in ways that bless and point us towards Jesus each step of the way.
Like the early church, we want to come together as broken Christ followers desiring to know and be known and seek to live life as Jesus designed it.
We have seasons where we add folks to small groups and accept interest forms online. We also start out the year strong, accepting interest forms from January to April. For May through June, we take a break as these are not always conducive months to build community with new folks due to summer schedules, graduations, weddings and vacations. In July and August we promote our summer LIVE series and folks can g online and sign up for their own group that fits their schedule. then, in September and October we open the online interest form again. then, to close the year, we close the interest form online in November and December, also due to busy holiday schedules.
As we near summer, although community is important to us, we de-activate the small group interest form. We do this for two reasons: 1) May and summer are not conducive months to add people to small groups because of the increase of family events in spring and summer and because of the infrequency of some groups meeting. Adding people to a group most likely would not allow people to connect well with a new group, and 2) we are gearing up for LIVE|14, our August series that allows people to focus on a specific topic in co-operation with our August sermon series and allows them to enter a small group and sign up online. Please check back in late June and July to sign up for a group.
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