COMMUNITY: COMMUNITY GROUPS OVERVIEW
Community Group Structure
A community group gathering has four essential components and is structured around groups, group leaders and shepherds.
The four essentials:
- Meeting Together: This is an opportunity to meet with people and with God on a regular basis. Most groups meet twice a month.
- Praying Together: Community groups share their struggles, needs, joys and sorrows with each other in prayer.
- Growing Together in God's Word: Many groups begin with a sermon based discussion, the questions are prepared for you in advance and are available on Calvary's website.
- Caring for One Another: Community is one of the primary places where care is received, and demonstrated, at Calvary Church.
The Community Group Leader (Job Description)
Leading a community group at Calvary involves four major activities:
- Scheduling bi-weekly meetings whether in your home, rotating homes or a designated host home.
- Facilitating group discussion
- Praying for your group
- Coordinating care for your group
The Community Group Shepherd (Job Description)
Shepherding Community Group consists of the following components:
- Reinforce Calvary Community's mission with each group
- Ensure each leader understands the training process and attends the training sessions
- Interface with Leadership Portal and Toolbox
- Attend monthly Shepherd meetings
- Provide care and prayer for each group leader
- Build a caring relationship with each leader
- Meet one-on-one with leaders quarterly
- Make regular contact with group leader to inquire about praises, concerns and prayer requests
- Visit each group quarterly to help assess the health and needs of the leader and their group
- Participate in Community Group Launches
Community Group Training Process
Community Group Leaders follow a three-tiered training track.
- Track I is for the beginning group leader and involves an orientation for leading community groups, individual meetings with a Shepherd and online training tools.
- Track II is for the intermediate group leader and involves a combination of one-on-one time with a shepherd, online training tools and training classes.
- Track III is for the experienced group leader and involves collaboration and mentoring.