The Small Groups at Awaken Church are entering into a time of Prayer and Fasting beginning January 13, 2019. As we prepare for this intentional time with the Lord, begin praying that your heart, the heart of your family, and the heart of the church is open and ready to listen and obey to what God will teach us during these special weeks ahead. For more information about our upcoming study on Prayer and Fasting, click here.
I would encourage you to join a designated prayer group that will offer biblical clarity, comfort, and love. If you would like to join a specific prayer group please email Gregg Heinisch / email@example.com
In February we will continue meeting with our regular small group bible studies, diving deeper and deeper into the word of God along with great times of fellowship with those we’ve grown to love.
I look forward to the days ahead.
- Gregg Heinisch / Ministry Director of Discipleship
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