OVERFLOW Junior High Small Groups take place on Wednesday Nights from 7p-9p at Grace Fellowship Church. Our desire is that our students would come to learn more about God, themselves, and the world we live in by seeking a single unknown truth together (aka discussion) each week. The holy and inerrant bible is at the core of our small group time. We believe that by allotting a full hour for discussion, our students are given the space to ask and engage with real questions about the reality we live in based on the truth of scripture.
Why Small Group Sign Ups?
Small groups are one of the best opportunities to learn and grow in community. We want everyone who is a part of our community to be known and have an opportunity to grow as they engage in small group discussion and close relationships. We are hoping sign ups will help keep small groups at a healthy size so students have the best opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions. For any potential questions about the process, please take a look at our FAQ page.
- Jr High
- Sep 18, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
Wednesday Night Overview
7:00p-7:30p | Hang out / Game
7:30p-7:40p | Announcements and Intro to Discussion
7:40p-8:40p | Small Group Discussion
8:40p-9:00p | Worship
1. Be Who You Are
2. Say What You Think
3. Love One Another
4. Talk About The Same Thing
Our discussion principles are based on studies of Wheatstone Ministries. For the past 5 years, each of our leaders are required to attend 4 mandatory trainings a year (1 per quarter) led by Wheatstone where they are able to explore and learn how to lead discussion, engage with the culture, pray, etc.
Small Group Splits
Our hope is that each student is in a small group of 10 or less students with one small group leader for the best opportunity to participate, learn, grow, and be know. If a group has more than 10 students and we are able to find an additional qualified leader, we will split the group. In the event of a small group split, we will take into prayerful consideration feedback from leaders and students. We cannot guarantee each request will be met and we ask that each student/parent approach splits with flexibility, trust, and understanding.
Small Group Discipline
Our goal is that small groups would be a safe place for students to connect with God and each other. If we feel that one of our students is doing anything to inhibit this from happening (being distracting, disrespectful, etc.), we will give them one warning in group. If the behavior persists, we will send them outside the small group room for a few minutes. Any time this happens, we will give that same student a hug at the end of the night and explain to them why they were sent out. Additionally, sending a student out will always be followed by a phone call to their parents the next day to explain what happened. Our hope is to partner with parents as we seek to disciple and lead our students to maturity in Christ.