Bridge Groups
by Tim Walters on February 28th, 2014

It's official. We're changing our name! No more Connection Groups. Did you even know we had Connection Groups? Over the next few weeks we will be switching over from our Connection Groups platform to our new Bridge Groups. Most likly this is the first time you have heard of this, so you may be asking "Why the change?" That is a great question. The reason for the change; we want our Bridge Groups to be more intentional. We want our Bridge Groups to be more effective. We want our Bridge Groups to be about more than just "connections."
So what is a Bridge Group?

It's a group focused on growing its members closer to God and closer to each other. It's a group committed to reaching out to its community. It's a group that does more than just meet once a week. Romans 12:9-13 gives a clear picture of what our Bridge Groups can be.

Romans 12:9-13 (ESV):
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

An effective Bridge Group is focused on: Caring for each other. Pushing each other towards what is good. Joining together with each other in our hopes and hurts. Serving together those in need. Uniting together to build the Kingdom of God.

If you are already in a group don't worry we are not going to blow up what is working, but we are going to make an intentional effort to improve what we have. If you have any ideas about this change that would be helpful, let me know. We want our Bridge Groups to be as effective and meaningful as they can be. We want to maximize there potential. So please share your input.

If you are not in a group, now is the time to get involved. You are always welcome to join a current group, all of our current groups are open to anyone. Also, be on the look out for new groups starting soon. As we roll out our new Bridge Groups we will update you online and on Sunday mornings. Information will be coming soon.

"Life was not meant to be lived alone. Lets do this together." - said somebody, sometime

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