RELATIONAL - TRANSFORMATIVE - COMMUNITIES
WHAT IS A GROWTH GROUP?
You may attend Hanover Valley and find the worship inspiring and the teaching challenging, but you may still find yourself feeling unsatisfied. Christ never intended for Sunday morning to be the only thing. His Gospel has a profound effect on us. It not only transforms us personally, but it also transforms and creates a new community, or family of believers, that love and serve one another. Growth group is the place where we learn to be the new community of God. We meet together regularly to share our lives, investigate Christ, pray and reach out to each other and to Hanover.
They are primarily Christian communities, the first place Christians turn to for applying the gospel to their lives. Each growth group is made up of 6 to 12 people meeting in homes throughout the week and are led by lay-leaders from the congregation who receive ongoing training and support.
WHY ARE THEY VALUABLE?
We need others to help us apply the truth about the Gospel to our daily lives. The implications of our life with Christ are so broad that we rarely understand them ourselves. Growth groups provide a safe place to wrestle with the Scriptures, to pray, to care and encourage each other and to exercise our gifts in serving each other, the church and the community.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
A warm and welcoming environment of fellow investigators of Christ who study the Bible, pray, have fun, share the joys and struggles of life and who serve each other, the church and the Hanover community.