WHAT HAPPENS AT A CONNECT GROUP MEETING?
You’ve probably seen Connect Groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a connect group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Connect Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity or interest, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
HOW OFTEN DOES A CONNECT GROUP MEET?
Our Connect Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring for 12 weeks, summer for 5 weeks and fall for 12 weeks. During the semester, groups meet once a week. Connect Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
WHERE DO CONNECT GROUPS MEET?
Connect Groups happen all throughout Gwinnett County in homes, at coffee shops, restaurants and various parks!
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL CONNECT GROUP STAY TOGETHER?
All Connect Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple types of groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.
IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you click the ‘more info’ button for a group, or search our Connect Directory, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Small Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
HOW CAN I BECOME A CONNECT GROUP LEADER?
We believe that leadership is influence, and we are all called to have influence in our lives. We encourage anyone who would like to lead a connect group to complete our Next Steps pathway, attend C3 Church for 6 months, and then submit this form at the start of one of our Connect semesters.