The C in C-Groups describes the characteristics that combine to form a unique discipleship opportunity for us as believers.
We all need places to develop real relationships, places where we get to know people and they get to know us.
We share meals or snacks, have fun together, talk about what’s going on in our lives, and learn together. We pray together and encourage one another as we grow in ways that God is leading us or as we encounter challenges.
We support each other as we seek to honor God in each area of our lives. We pray that God transforms our life, others’ lives, and our communities through our presence, our involvement, and our work. We acknowledge that change comes through the power of the Gospel through the Holy Spirit.
These relationships that are centered in Christ and his love for us are a unique type of relationship and C-Groups hinge on that truth.
We can talk about and pray for each other’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We can do this because it is an environment of confidentiality and safety.
When a new baby is born, when someone has a medical situation, when someone is challenged at work, or when there’s a family situation; we have the privilege of providing meals or helping with other needs.
When other people know what’s going on in our lives and can check in on us, it’s so valuable.
- Through study and discussion of God’s Word, we are part of one another’s discipleship in Christ. Together, we learn more about how to apply the Bible to our life, work, families, communities, etc.
- It’s valuable (and occasionally challenging) to be with people from different backgrounds and various understandings of the Christian life. It provides a great place to regularly discuss how to live according to God’s Word.
- Groups usually have a dedicated prayer time. People pray for each other, our community, and God’s world.
C Groups encourage Cultural Engagement
We know that God has called each of his children to engage our world with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. God has given us various roles and responsibilities in his world. Fellow believers help us to wisely discern and give us support for this mission.
We recognize that the Scriptures call us, as the priesthood of all believers, to carry out God’s redemptive plan for the whole world. We pray and live for this purpose.