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GROUPS at Third Church exist to get people out of rows and into circles where relationships are formed and fostered and spiritual growth takes place in authentic community. This is one way we make Big. Church. Small. With 6-12 people meeting regularly, we see members grow in their relationships with others and Jesus.
The Apostles teach us that in community, the early church truly lived life together in ways that exhibited Kingdom culture.
Groups at Third Church are modeled after the early church. This ministry believes in ten essential values that come from the foundational scriptures (Acts 2:42-47, Acts 4:32-37 and Hebrews 10:24-25). These values serve as the guide for how groups are intended to function based on the biblical model.
Spiritual Growth—We all grow at different rates, but the point is that we should always be growing.
Encouragement—Living in community should be an encouraging and motivating experience.
Rooted Relationships—Christ is our commonality; what better anchor for relationship could there be?
Unity—Despite our differences, we will operate as a unified group, knowing that we are better together.
Gratitude—The heart of worship in community is gratitude. Take on & exhibit an attitude of gratitude.
Prayer—Everyone, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey, can pray.
Service—God’s call is for us to serve Him and others through works He prepared in advance for us.
Grace—A key to effective disciple-making is getting God’s grace & truth to impact our lives.
Generosity—The quality of being kind, understanding and not selfish. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Authenticity—Community is messy. Sharing in each other’s messes makes them easier to clean up!