(http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kinship-r NULL.jpg)What Are Kinships About?
Kinships are small groups that bring people together to discover the possibilities of the abundant life in Christ. These groups provide a place where questions and doubts can be raised in a supportive environment. Small groups can make possible a sharing of faith and life issues which help the participants enter into new aspects of belief and obedience which would have remained theoretical in a less personal context. The rediscovery of the small Christian community is making a significant impact on the life of the church in America today.
The purpose of Kinships is to provide small gatherings in which a large portion of the members and friends of our church are regularly involved in Bible discussion, fellowship, prayer and ministry. This is accomplished through Multi-Generational and Life-Stage groups.
These groups are made up of various households in our church. This type of Kinship may have older, younger, singles, married, or children as a part of this group. The objective of this group dynamic is to provide interaction, fellowship, and biblical learning in the context of diversity. The group gathers together to serve, love, learn, and encourage in a multi-generational setting.
These groups are made up of people with similar life experiences. We are all looking for relationships, and this type of Kinship provides a community of believers with similar dynamics as themselves. It may be a group that consists of singles in order to relate to and meet the needs that are associated with this stage of life. Another group may consist of young families with elementary children. These groups gather together to serve, love, learn, and encourage in a life-stage setting.
Both multi-generational and life-stage groups are essential for a healthy body of believers. As you consider which type of group to join, having both life-stage and multi-generational gatherings as a part of your life brings balance and maximum growth opportunities in Christ.
What are the benefits?
- Heart Sharing
What is expected of me?
To make my group meeting a priority—it helps the group to thrive.
Values of Kinship?
Learn, Love, Serve, & Reach
Kinship Groups meet every-other Sunday evening at various homes during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Most groups meet for 1.5 – 2 hours. During this time the group will have time for fellowship, worship, and Biblical study through discussion.
There are numerous ways that you can be a part of Kinship. Many people join a group at the beginning of the fall by placing their names on the sign-up sheet. Another way is by calling or emailing the church office of your desire to join. A member from the Kinship team will be contacting you, whether you signed or called, to discuss any questions you may have about Kinship.