:: Awaken Small groups :: sign ups open september 15 ::
fall semester small groups launch the week of September 29, 2019!
We are so excited for all of our fall semester Small Groups offerings at Awaken Church! Our goal this semester is that 90-100% of those who attend and call Awaken home will invest intentionally in a Small Group. This semester, each group will be going through the Book of John in conjunction with our next sermon series through John.
Below, you can find more information about each group, including the date, time and the general location. The exact address of our in home small groups will be provided to you by your leader after sign ups. Please follow the links below to find more information about each group and to sign up. Childcare needs will be determined by each group following sign ups. Groups will begin meeting the week of September 29, 2019.
DANIEL GROUP // Men & Women //
Sundays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Daniel Home // Northeast Columbia
GILPIN GROUP // Men & Women //
Sundays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM // Delargy Home //Northeast Columbia
NATES GROUP // Men & Women //
Sundays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Nates Home // Elgin .
WHITELAW GROUP // Men & Women //
Mondays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Whitelaw Home //Northeast Columbia
STROUD GROUP // Men & Women //
Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM // Stroud Home // Ridgeway .
BRAZELL GROUP// Men & Women //
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Brazell Home // Northeast Columbia
BERRY GROUP // Men & Women //
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Berry Home // Elgin
COLLEGE + YOUNG ADULTS GROUP //
Date & Times Vary // Michelin Home // Elgin
STUDENTS GROUP // Youth (Grades 6-12) //
Sundays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM // Awaken Church
WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?
Our desire is for everyone who calls Awaken home to find lasting and purposeful community. Our small groups are a place where our Sunday gatherings are made small.
Small Groups are an essential part of the life of Awaken. These groups are intentionally designed to not only give everyone at Awaken a place to belong and be cared for, but also a place to be encouraged and strengthened in their journey with Jesus.
Our Small Groups are strategically structured in a way where you will study the bible together, serve one another and our City together, find purposeful accountability and discipleship.
If you want to get involved in the life of Awaken Church, our Small Groups are a great place to feel at home at Awaken. Find a group near where you live or work and get connected today.
WHY SMALL GROUPS?
We’re told community is beneficial. We’re told we need it. We’re told we should pursue it.
At the core of Christianity we have several foundational truths; among those truths is the fact that you are not made to be alone. In Genesis, God made Eve because it was not good for Adam to be alone. In the New Testament, the author of Hebrews writes, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV). Christ gathered for himself twelve disciples for the purpose of discipleship and training. In fact, the very center of Christianity, Christ’s death on the cross, shows that you are in desperate need of a Savior, and that only by Christ’s sacrifice can you enter the community of believers.
Without community, we are simply left to our own accountability, our own thoughts, our own follies. When you join a healthy, Christ-centered, Gospel-loving community, however, you have the opportunity to learn from one another, to hold one another accountable, and, most importantly, to constantly preach the Gospel to one another.
Community is important. Join us and find out just how important it really is.
WHERE DO SMALL GROUPS MEET?
Our Small Groups typically meet in homes. However, we offer several Small Group at our building (171 Newland Rd). Our suggestion is to find a Small Group that meets in or close to where you live. We ask this because part of our mission is for our groups to live on mission within their neighborhoods. Joining a group that meets in your neighborhood will allow you to collectively reach, serve and love the neighborhood in which God has placed you.
WHEN DO SMALL GROUPS MEET?
Our Small Groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Our groups meet on different nights and begin at different times, so please make sure you find one that fits your weekly rhythm. Above you can see a list of our current Small Groups and find out when, where and what time each group meets.
ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SMALL GROUPS?
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in an adult Small Group. However, we also offer Small Groups within our //AwakenStudent ministry for ages 12-17yrs and a Middle Elementary small group for grades 3-5.
IS CHILDCARE REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE?
We offer our Small Groups a reimbursement for childcare for their gathering time. Most groups have a babysitter come into the home they met at to care for the groups children. Childcare reimbursement forms are available from our small group leaders or by e-mailing Gregg Heinisch at firstname.lastname@example.org