GROUP TIME

 

SO WHY DO WE DO GROUPS?

At Hope Bible Church our focus is on the quality of discipleship. We encourage those in our fellowship to "get connected" by plugging into one of our many Groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to and encourage one another in daily devotionals, effective prayer and mutual accountability.

SO WHAT DOES A GROUP LOOK LIKE?

A typical Group meeting consists of a praise and prayer time, Bible study, mutual accountability time (men with men, women with women) and fellowship. The biblical curriculum is common to all Groups. Meetings are approximately two hours in length and are usually held from 6:45 to 8:30 pm.

 

HOW CAN YOU GET CONNECTED?

1. Read our DOCTRINAL STATEMENT.

2. Attend STEP 1: MEET. We’d love to introduce ourselves and share some of our foundational beliefs as well as the story of what God has done in our church.

3. Attend  STEP 2: LEARN. This is also an important step in getting connected in a Group. 

4. Review our GROUP COMMITMENTWe take our commitment to Groups very seriously, and we want you to hear about it.

5. If you are interested in being part of a Group, please feel free to send an email to office@harvestkelowna.ca!

 

FAQ:


Do you have groups specific to my age and/or circumstances? i.e. single; single parents; newlyweds etc.
All of our small groups are cross-generational, a balance of male and female, married and singles. We believe this most likely resembles the early church in Acts. Our topics of study are aimed at sanctification and growing disciples where we are all on the same journey. The particular struggles indicative of our age groups are opportunities for the body of Christ to come around us to support us and encourage us in our pursuit of Christ-likeness. You can expect to find people within your group to whom you can relate and fellowship with in addition to the weekly meetings. 

Do I have to be a member of the church to get into a Group? 
Church membership is not required to be a part of a group, however to apply for church membership, identification with a group is necessary. 

Is there a choice of study topics in Groups? 
The Elders of the church approve a pulpit curriculum (A deeper application study based on Sunday's Message) and all groups study this material at the same time throughout the year. We have found this to be the best way, not only to ensure the protection of our doctrine, but also to promote unity in the larger church body. This also facilitates the exceptional times when people are relocated to another group. 

Can I bring my child to Groups?
 
We kindly discourage the attendance of children to our groups, not only because of the distraction for the participants but largely because of the distraction for the parents. 

How can I apply to lead a Group? 

Potential Group leaders are identified by the present leadership in the church because of their humility, faithfulness, availability and teachability. No application is necessary. We believe God will call you to ministry by bringing your giftedness to the attention of others. Once identified you would be invited to leadership training and then spend a reasonable period apprenticing under a Group leader. It frequently takes over a year to train a new Group leader.