Who Can Lead a Griggs Group?
Any member of Griggs can volunteer to lead a Griggs group so long as they’re willing to facilitate discussion and regularly attend the Griggs Group service on Sunday nights. Some volunteers may start off as co-leaders and some may have a delayed start if there aren’t enough group members to start a new group, but Griggs leadership will work with you to get one lifted off the ground.
How do I know which Griggs group to go to?
There’s no wrong Griggs group! When you first show up to our Griggs groups service feel free to go to any group you would like. You can follow a friend to theirs, go to one at random, or ask the pastor to introduce you to one. There are men's groups and women's groups. All groups will find a room somewhere in the building, you’ll just have to make your way to that room after the message. We will announce which group leaders are going to which rooms, so you’ll know exactly what to do.
Can I switch Griggs Groups?
Best practice is to pick a Griggs group and stick with it. So it may be that you switch groups once or twice, but the hope is that you settle into a group you regularly meet with. If you are going to switch groups after regularly attending one, we’d ask that you let your Griggs group leader know.
Will Griggs Groups Lead to Cliques in the church?
Cliques are defined by exclusion and no one should be left out or excluded from a Griggs group. Griggs groups are open groups. In other words, you can’t have a group of “four and no more.” If someone wants to join you for discussion on a Sunday evening, pull up a chair for them. If someone is newer to the church, invite them to your Griggs group. Griggs group leaders should be open to all kinds of people, from all walks of life joining them.
What is expected of me as a Griggs Group member?
All that we ask is that you attend. We have no expectation from there on out. It’s up to you. If you would like to answer questions, then please do! But no one will judge you if you just want to listen during group. If you would like to volunteer to pray, please do! But no one will judge you if you don’t feel comfortable leading prayer in the group. This should be a stress-free, pressure-free way for you to connect with others and grow in your Christian walk.