Sunday worship is great, but there are five things we need to grow spiritually that we cannot get from Sunday worship. Acts 2 says these things are best found in community- in groups.
Bible Study Groups primarily engage in interactive Bible Study, and also engage in occasional fellowship, care, service, and accountability. Interactive Bible Study lets you study the Bible in very practical ways that reflect what the Bible is specifically saying to you. We learn best when we hear other’s thoughts, perspectives, questions, and struggles.
Most Bible Studies happen in Home Groups year round, while others are short-term and topic driven.
For New Christians, we have Grow Groups. GROW Groups are a series of discipleship groups that engage in a 10-week interactive Bible study. These groups are designed for those new to the faith and endeavor to move members to the next level of spiritual growth through personal study, small group interactions, and practical application of truth. These are open co-ed groups that usually form around the onset of Baptism Sundays or as needed. These groups meet Sunday mornings in The Attic from 9:30 to 10:30. After the initial 10-week session, GROW groups branch off to form DNA Groups. The best part of being in these groups is the shepherding, prayers, and support you receive from our leaders and small group interactions.
To get more information about these groups, see the Groups Booklet below.
Care groups primarily engage in caring for each other and others, and also engage in occasional Bible study, fellowship, service, and accountability. Care groups are always thinking of others. They provide meals when one comes home from the hospital, they send notes to the sick, and visit shut-ins. They have a heart for those who need the love of Jesus Christ, usually during a time of great joy or unfortunate crisis.
To find a care group, please see the Go Groups Booklet below.
Fellowship groups primarily engage in fellowship, and also engage in occasional Bible study, care, service, and accountability. Fellowship groups primarily eat, play, watch sports, go bowling, or to a park.... They are geared toward those who want and need interaction with other like-minded people.
New fellowship groups are forming all the time.
To find a fellowship group or start one, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service groups primarily engage in serving in the church or in the community, and also engage in occasional Bible study, care, fellowship, and accountability. Service groups serve. They may serve a need at CHRIST Church, or they may serve those in the Irving community. CHRIST Church is committed to making a difference in Irving and surrounding communities, and the best way to do that is to serve.
To learn more about service in and around CHRIST Church, see the Go Groups Booklet below.
To find your place to serve, follow the link to our Ministry Module.
We call our Accountability groups DNA Groups. DNA stands for Discipleship, Nourishment, and Accountability. The purpose of the DNA Group is twofold: to accelerate spiritual growth, that’s transformation; and to multiply disciples through intentional and accountable relationships. The fact is, we grow better and stronger in small accountable groups of 5-6 people. That’s the principle and practice behind DNA Groups. These groups exist to foster relationships for the purpose of discipleship and making disciples. Since these groups thrive on trust, transparency, and confidentiality, these groups are closed. However, if you have any interest in leading or joining a DNA Group, contact Nick Parker: email@example.com.
To learn more about DNA Groups, see the Go Groups Booklet below.