Why Family Small Groups?
Why are we providing families with children another small group option? So that . . .
1. Parents can take the lead in building Biblical truth into their own children.
2. Families can stay together during their small group meeting rather than sending the kids off to play or hiring a sitter.
3. Families can grow closer together and to God. These are Bible studies and everyone must bring their Bible.
4. Every member of the family can make new friends.
5. Family members can learn from each other in age appropriate studies and activities.
6. Family memories will be made that will be talked about for years to come.
- Who should be in a family small group?
Family Small Groups are open to all people! Children who are able to read will benefit greatly from these studies. However, children who cannot read yet can also be included.
- What is a family small group?
A family small group is when the children are included with the adults for Bible study. It could be a single family or multiple families meeting together.
- What will happen in a family small group?
First of all, fun! Each evening will be a good experience for each member of the family. There will also be such things as singing, Bible study, food, games, and prayer.
- What if I am already in another small group?
You may choose to include the children in your pre-existing group or just start a second group. You can also choose to include your children every other week.
- We already bring our children to our current small group. How are these groups different?
At a Family Small Group the children participate in the whole study. Kids dont go into another room while the adults meet. We have special curriculum that is written to be challenging and fun for all ages. The Bible is our workbook.
- How often do the Family Small Groups meet?
That is truly up to you. Every week is best but every other week works, too. Your kids will love going no matter how often you meet.
- Why are you starting these Family Groups?
As Pastor Rick Warren often says, More is caught than is taught. When your children see you opening the Bible with them and praying together with other adults and children, they will learn the importance of living the Christian life in community better than in any other way you could have taught that truth. You will be teaching by your example.