Summer SpiritGroups are here!
WHAT IS A SPIRITGROUP?
A SpiritGroup is small group of people (average group size is 8) who meet weekly to connect with one another while exploring a spiritual topic or theme.
WHEN DO GROUPS MEET
Our Summer SpiritGroups will meet for 4 weeks, beginning the week of July 5. (Note:We are skipping July 19, so the last meeting will be the week of August 2.)
Our Spring and Fall groups meet in 10-week cycles, which launch three times a year. The dates for our Fall SpiritGroups are September 27 – November 8.
Each 10-week cycle includes 7 weeks of meetings, followed by a group social and service project.
Weekly meetings are 90 minutes in length and include prayer and/or meditation, exploration of a spiritual theme, and group discussion. Groups meet at various times and days of the week, as determined by the group leader.
WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
The summer session will meet online, using Zoom.
In other sessions, when groups meet in person, we have groups all over the Houston area. While we do have a limited number of groups that meet on the church campus, the majority of our groups meet in the group host’s (or other group members’) home.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
We know you’re busy. One of the great things about SpiritGroups is that the commitment is for a limited number of weeks. Some groups continue to meet cycle after cycle, while other groups or group members take a break in between launches. Choose a group that meets and a time and/or location that is convenient for you to make it easy! When you sign-up for a group, please know that you are making a commitment to attend each session for that cycle. If you do have to miss a session, just let your group host know.
WHERE CAN I SEE A LIST OF THE AVAILABLE GROUPS?
Group offerings vary from cycle to cycle. In the weeks prior to the launch, we will add a link to this page with a map of all the open groups. (groups with space available). Please email Stacy Collins at email@example.com if you’d like to have the link emailed to you.
I DON’T SEE A GROUP IN MY AREA AND/OR PREFERRED TIME SLOT
Our groups are led by volunteers; wherever and whenever we have willing and trained hosts- that’s where and when our groups will be! If you don’t see a group close to you, or at the right time, consider hosting or co-hosting a group.
WHAT DOES A HOST DO?
We’re so glad you asked! Being a SpiritGroup host is fun and rewarding! Hosts attend a two- hour training session to give them all the information they need to know. As a new host, you can choose from a library of video curriculum. Each curriculum includes weekly discussion guides and host videos. Essentially, the host’s role is to create a safe and sacred container for connection and discussion. The other main responsibility of the host is to determine the day and time, as well as location, that your group will meet. In the case of our online SpiritGroups, the host will use the Zoom platform to show videos and facilitate discussion. If you’re interested in finding out more about being a host, please contact Stacy Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 782-4050.
Upcoming SpiritGroup Events
Great new events are on their way. Keep checking here.