As Community Groups come to a close for the summer and our neighbors begin to emerge from COVID. We have a wonderful opportunity before us to love our neighbors. Take a moment and look over each of the 4D’s below. Where are you with your neighbors? My guess is we each have neighbors at different D’s; some neighbors we barely know, some we are building a friendship with and learning their stories, others are like family.
We are better together!
Here are contacts and resources for the following areas:
We encourage each Community Group to plan one social event per semester where everyone can connect and have fun. These social events can include children too, if appropriate.
Click here for a list of ideas.
The mission of Crossroads Church is to serve people toward, and connect people to Jesus. As we connect people to Jesus it is our desire to ultimately connect them to a new way of living, a lifestyle, that helps them grow in Jesus and embrace the freedom and hope He has secured for them. We evaluate growth by people discovering who they are in Jesus and developing a passion to help others discover their unique “God design” as well. This isn’t unique to Crossroads, but is the basic call to “make disciples” which Jesus gave to every church in Matthew 28:19-20. In fulfilling this, we want to assist EVERYONE at Crossroads Church to cultivate a lifestyle of personal transformation and being used by God to transform the lives of others.
Why do I need to report attendance?
Reporting isn’t about numbers, it’s about stewardship. Taking your attendance is a way to help us track the engagement level of those in your group. If someone in your group misses a few meetings, there may be a need that has come up in their life. We take note of that. Your group is the first to step in and offer support and to bring growth and healing. We also want to ensure that if the help they need goes beyond what the group can provide, you are given the resources to help them.
How do I take attendance?
Each week you will receive an automatic Record Attendance email.
> Click on the email RECORD ATTENDANCE Button.
> Check the people who have attended - hit NEXT
> If you want to record Notes and Topic, please fill in - hit NEXT
> If you want to fill in Prayer requests or notes, please fill in - hit FINISH
> Email and Event summary to: Fill in NO ONE. Hit SAVE
Are sign-ups the only way someone can join my group?
No - don’t be afraid to invite the people around you. Group members do not have to attend Crossroads Church. They can be your neighbors, friends, people you work with, a parent at the school your child attends, or even someone you know from the gym. Just make sure that you communicate with others in your group that you would like to invite someone to join.
Why do sign-ups close?
We have sign-ups during certain times so that the group can start on the topic together. If a person comes in the middle of the session it can disrupt the bonding and rhythm of the group.
Why do we have semesters?
Semesters allow us to have rhythms and breaks for both leaders and members. We typically follow the rhythm of the school season. We never want someone to feel like they are part of a group indefinitely and semester breaks also give people a chance to opt in or out.
Who decides the max number for my group?
We recommend that group sizes are no larger than 12-15 in order for the individuals to create deep and meaningful relationships with each other and also so all have a chance to participate. In addition, groups are often held in a person's home and depending on the space can determine how many can attend.