What is a Family Group?
We believe that real life change and growth happens through authentic relationships. We all need those people in our life who know us deeply and love us graciously. We each need a small community of people we can walk alongside. Here at Passion City Church, we practice our spiritual life and deepen our relationships through Family Groups. You can’t do life with everyone, but through Family Groups, we can create a place where everyone has someone to do life with.
Your Family Group is a small group of people with whom you commit to meeting to "stir one another up to love and good works" on CG off weeks. Your group will practice spiritual rhythms of confession. prayer. hospitality, and encouragement together while being guided by a weekly Family Group Guide. You can sign up for a Family Group or register your own Family Group on one or our Community Group nights.
On the weeks that Community Groups do not meet, you’ll meet with your Family Group. Preferably, these will meet in the homes of Family Group members. A simple outline will be provided each week to help spark conversation!
Our Family Group goal is to practice the ‘one-another’ principles we find in Scripture:
• ...confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another... (James 5:16)
• Therefore encourage one another and build up one another... (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
• Love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:34)
• All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another... (1 Peter 5:5)
• Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
• But encourage one another day after day... (Hebrews 3:13)
• Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds... (Hebrews 10:24)
• Be hospitable to one another without complaint. (1 Peter 4:9)
How do I join a Family Group?
At the end of each Community Group, there will be an opportunity for you to sign up for a Family Group. Door Holders will help you get placed in a Family Group that works best for you! If you have already been walking through life with a smaller group of friends and want to continue meeting as a Family Group, there will also be an opportunity to create your own group.
After you sign up for a group that you’d like to join, you will hear back from our team with further details!
What does a Family Group do when we meet?
Your Family Group should feel natural, like a bunch of people catching up on life. But, at some point, a Family Group has to become more than a hang out where we shoot the breeze.
A Family Group encourages men and women to be honest and vulnerable about the battles they are facing and the real state of their lives. Every time your Family Group meets, you will go through a Family Group Guide emailed to you earlier in the week. These questions will be “the leader” of the group; setting the tone, sparking conversation, and ultimately growth through honesty. Through these questions, we will all continue to become people who are godly, whole, pure, on mission, and in all areas of our lives, honest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my Family Group have a leader?
No. Family Groups are groups in which men + women mutually contend for one another; the weekly questions sent via email each week are “the leader." Instead, each group has a "host" and a "coordinator." The group host holds the Family Group in their home each time the group meets. The group coordinator answers a few questions and records a summary of their group meeting each week.
How long/often do groups meet?
Groups meet 5 times over the course of three months, with a concrete beginning and end date. For this fall season, groups will meet on the weeks of 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, and 11/13. After the fall season, groups will have the option to either continue meeting or disband before the 2023 season.
How do I sign up for a Family Group?
You can sign up for a Family Group at one of our Community Group nights! When you come to CG, you will have two options: 1) Register your already-made group of 4-12 people or 2) let us help you find a group in your area!
What is the Family Group meeting structure?
The suggested structure is: (1) Catch up on each other’s weeks. (2) Walk through Family Group questions. (3) Share prayer requests and pray for each other. Although this is what we recommend, we want Family Groups to have freedom in creating a structure that works best for the people involved!
Can I change my group?
We encourage you to meet with the same group for one CG season; once the season is over, you will the opportunity to change groups or remain with the same group for another season.
What if I want to register a co-ed Family Group?
All Family Groups will consist of members of the same gender. There is also an option for married couples to join the same Family Group. Married Groups would ideally start their group all together, and then split between men and women halfway through the night.