You're gonna be hearing a lot about this over the next 5 weeks…
On Sunday, September 21st & 28th, we will hold our 1st GroupLink event in the ROC Gym during our 11:11 service.
Unconnected People are tentative about taking next steps when it comes to the church. We currently have hundreds of attendees that do nothing beyond the worship auditorium. This is not acceptable because we KNOW that if people don't make friends they won't stay. There must be a connection. Our biggest priority, beyond their salvation, MUST be getting them into a community of believers that is going to spur them onto growing in their faith life. (Hebrews 10:24)
BUT WHY GROUPLINK??
For many, coming into an existing group is the equivalent to walking into a movie that is already in progress, you missed stuff that (at least to you) seems like it was important to know. Knowing that no one really wants to join a "movie already in progress", GroupLink will be the vehicle where people are encouraged to take that "next step", to join with others (a new group) like them who are ready to become a part of something more at hyde park.
In GroupLink, we will meet (during the 11:11 service) in the gym, around the tables, where they will sit with their new groups. Everyone's on the "same page", the same starting point which will ease tensions, after all, "we're all new".
We are currently planning to have options such as: Bible Fellowship groups are small groups of approximately seven married couples or seven individuals of the same gender that meet weekly for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
Does this sound like you? Ready to take the Next Step with hyde park? Who will be the 1st to sign up themselves for GroupLink? SIGN UP HERE
(and by the way, those of you in the Pembroke area: don't forget that I'm speaking at Bear Swamp on Tuesday and Wednesday nite 8/19-20)