Theology-Class

 What are Care Groups?

At the Chapel in the Hills, we have decided to name our small group ministries “Care Groups (CG),” because these groups help us to care for one another as Jesus commanded (c.f. Jn. 13:34-35). The “one another” commands are extremely important within the Christian life and community, and they simply cannot be fulfilled on Sunday morning alone. Therefore, the Church must commit to live life together in community. Thus, these CGs are discipleship focused, cross-generational small groups of five to ten people that meet in Chapel members’ homes throughout the week.

CGs are a place to learn more about Jesus and live life together as we walk in the hope of Christ and are transformed by His Gospel. Each CG is unique based on the group that attends, but they all include a time of studying/applying God’s Word, prayer, friendship, encouragement, challenges, and care. You can expect open and honest discussion of God’s Word and to be prayed for and deeply loved. Here at the Chapel, we do not believe that each group should be a mirror image of one another. Rather, each individual group is unique and takes on the character of the group. That being said, each group is focused on learning more about the Word, so that we can love our Triune God (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and one another as Christ commanded.

As image bearers of our Triune God, we are called to live in community with one another. When we attempt to live outside the Body of Christ, our spiritual growth is hindered. Lone-wolf Christianity simply does not work. Worse yet, when we live outside of the Body of Christ, we actually hinder the growth of other disciples of Jesus as we are denying them the spiritual gifting that God has given us to serve His Church. This world is far too complex, dark, and tempting to walk alone.  CGs are a place where we can carry out the one-another commands in Scripture to edify and equip each other for Gospel ministry for the glory of our King.

CGs are also a means of reaching others for Christ. Oftentimes the church service can be intimidating for non-believers. CGs, then, can serve as a stepping stone to becoming more comfortable with the church. When our non-believing family and friends see us living in light of the Gospel in a caring community, it serves as a powerful testimony to the radical love of God (John 13:34-35).

Please join a Care Group and covenant with us to live lives that are marked by love for Jesus, His Church, and the communities He has called us to love.

To join a group today, please contact the church office by email at office@chapelinthehills.org; or by phone at 303-642-3130.