Groups Ministry-We do life together

Helping People IN GROUPS take their next steps with Jesus.

KNOW JESUS

A relationship with Jesus typically begins by having a relationship with someone else first.  In Groups, we want to foster an environment that leads people to seek out answers to questions about what it means to be a Christ follower.

WALK IN FREEDOM

Hurts, habits and hang-ups can be very real to people.  Finding community (life groups), healing (special interest groups and spiritual maturity (Men’s Huddles and Women’s Gatherings) can move a person from bondage to freedom in their faith.

DISCOVER PURPOSE

Our pastor has shared before that the two greatest days are the day we are born and the reason we find out why.  Groups are a great place to foster that purpose and meaning for individuals, couples and families to discover their own gifts to share their time, talents and treasures with those around them.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

A leader is someone who leads.  Part of the goal is to continue to create a culture of raising up and developing current and future leaders to impact and invest in others for eternity.  The multiplying effect in all our group settings is foundational to having more groups at ROCC and beyond.

Questions?  Please contact Groups Director Michael Murray

* Groups listed below at this time still have availability left in their group to join.

* See video testimonials answering “why join a life group?”

* Read our FAQ section to find out more answers to questions you may have.

Why join a life group?

Check out these personal stories!

LifeGroup FAQ's

What happens at a Life Group Meeting?

A small group of people gather together for the purposes of growing community, discussion of God's word, & prayer. A Life Group leader will facilitate the meeting and make sure group members are connected. Some groups have meals together before discussion.

Where do Life Groups meet?

Life Groups meet at ROCC, online & in host homes throughout Rutherford County.

How often do groups meet?

We have Fall and Spring Semesters that typically run September-December and February-May. Most LifeGroups meet on a weekly basis. There are a few that meet every other week. The time will also vary with each group.

What does it cost to join a Life Group?

Joining a LifeGroup is FREE. Some "Special Interest" groups may incur a curriculum fee, such as Financial Peace University.

Is childcare available?

Childcare varies from group to group. The group profile will indicate if childcare is available. There may be a fee for childcare, if provided.

What if I'm having a difficult time finding a group to join?

We understand that not everyone will find the best fit the first time they try a group, but we encourage you not to give up. Contact our Life Groups Director, Michael Murray (michael@therocc.com), to discuss your needs.

What is GroupLink?

Group Link is the kickoff event held at the beginning of the Fall & Spring semesters. This will take place in-person during both Sunday morning services (9 & 10:30 am). During Group Link, you will meet your Life Group leaders & discuss the upcoming semester.

What topics are discussed?

Most groups utilize the current message series discussion questions. Some groups may choose a specific study plan to follow.

What if I'm interested in being a potential leader?

WE WANT ALL LEADERS TO:

1. Have a love for God (Deuteronomy 6:5)
2. Have a love for people (John 13:35)
3. Have a calling to lead (1 Thessalonians 5:24

WE ASK THAT ALL LEADERS:

1. Attend the Grow Track Step One Class (2 Peter 3:18)
2. Be in a Life Group for at least one semester before potentially leading (Proverbs 27:17; Ephesians 4:16)
3. Consider an apprenticeship within your group for potential leaders (2 Timothy 2:2)

* If interested, please contact Michael@therocc.com to have a initial conversation

What is an Advocate?

One who is called (invited by ROCC leadership) to someone's aid (Group Facilitators/Leaders) being a mediator, intercessor and encourager as needed.

Ephesians 4:12-"to EQUIP the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ."

ENCOURAGING our leaders through our words and checking on them

QUALIFYING leaders when they may not feel adequate or are lacking ability

UNDERSTANDING how leaders are personally doing, as well as their groups

INSTRUCTING leaders who need any mentoring or coaching

PRAYING for personal and group requests of leaders