What is a 5 Group?
A five group is a gender-specific, multi-generational group (4-6) who get together to walk through the Bible for a defined period of time.
5 Groups are named after their five central components
The Bible is our primary curriculum because God’s Spirit uses God’s word.
We need each other’s successes, failures, life-experience and energy.
HONEST MASCULINITY / FEMININITY
God has called us to be men and women who flourish in our biblical roles.
We do this by preparing each other for all of life’s seasons.
COMMITTED ATTENDANCE FOR A DEFINED TIME
It is easier to commit to something if you know the terms.
Also, this gives us the understanding that at some point, these groups need to
multiply for the good of others. Most 5 Groups will meet for a semester.
REPRODUCIBLE FOR MULTIPLICATION
These groups must be simple and reproducible. We do this with each other so we can do this with others. Each group will plant a new group at the end of their time.
Each week a 5 Group reads a sequential passage and asks three questions*.
What is a question I have about the passage?
What is an insight (Aha!) I gained from the passage?
What is an application for me to make from the passage?
Why do we need 5 groups?
5 Groups will assimilate our Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and One to One disciple-making strategy.
They will also be a new means to integrate college students into accountable multi-generational discipleship centered on God’s Word.
What is the difference between a 5 group and a core group?
5 Groups focus on facilitating biblical discipleship. Core Groups focus on facilitating Christ-centered community. 5 Groups are more reproducible and use the Bible alone as their curriculum. Core Groups are perfect for a personal invite from the Worship Gathering to know others and be known. Core Groups take care of each other and serve each other and in so doing, care for and serve the church.
How can you join a 5 group?
Our men’s and women’s ministries will hold connection point events early on in the semester where 5 Groups will be emphasized. At that point you can sign up based on what time works best for your schedule. You can always indicate interest on your Information Guide tear-out as well. New interested people will be funneled through men’s and women’s ministry leaders into appropriate groups.: