Adult Ministry

What Christ United Adult Ministry is About:

The Adult Ministry exists to help individuals, marriages, and families connect to Jesus and commit to his way. We believe that it is by connecting to Jesus and committing to His way that people find life, life abundantly, and life at its best. Connecting to Jesus and Committing to His way is more than a one-time choice and commitment, but a life-long journey and commitment. We believe this journey is best done with others. We call this journey with others, “Group Life.”

What Is Group Life:

A group is a community of people who meet together consistently, share life together, study God’s word, strive to apply it to their life, pray together, support each other, and provide a safe place to share the joys and struggles of life. According to the Bible, you can’t grow alone. We need a community of people to journey with in life. This is why we are committed to help everyone at Christ United find and connect to a group.

Types of Groups

At Christ United, we have five different types of groups in order to help you find the best group for your desires, needs, and season in life.  Here are brief descriptions of these 5 different types of groups:

Small Groups

A small group is a group that consists of 3-15 people that meet on a consistent basis. Each group differs, but in general these groups will share life together, spend time in scripture and/or a curriculum, encourage one another, serve together, and help each other connect to Jesus and commit to His way. Some of these groups meet in homes and some meet at the church, including Sunday morning and Wednesday nights. Some have a leader and facilitator, while others share the load. Some groups will meet consistently throughout the year, while others may take breaks at different seasons. There are groups specifically tailored for men, women, young adults, senior adults, and married couples. Feel free to try out any and all that fit your demographic!

Sunday Schools

Sunday Schools vary in size, demographics, and style. Some are smaller, while some are larger. Some have a consistent age range, while some are intergenerational. Some of our Sunday School classes are lecture and teaching based, while others are more discussion based. Many people choose to connect to a Sunday school class because of the convenience of already being present on campus for Sunday morning worship. Sunday Schools are often a quick way to connect, because Sunday School classes meet every week, same time and same place.

Short Term Studies

Short term studies provide an opportunity for someone to be part of studying and growing in a specific area. These subject areas include bible studies, theological studies, and cultural or life issue studies from a Christian perspective. These studies often last as short as a couple of weeks to as long as 12 weeks.   

Marriage Groups

Christ United Marriage Ministry utilizes the Watermark Marriage Ministry Curriculum. Watermark provides marriage enrichment, help, and resources for all stages of marriage and pre-marriage. Whether you are engaged or considering marriage (Merge), just getting started (Foundations), or been married for some time and want to reconnect or connect on a deeper level (Re-Engage), our marriage groups are a great place to connect.

Recovery Groups

Christ United offers several types of recovery group. We offer a group for divorce care, grief work, and Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a ministry for anyone going through a hurt, habit, or a hang-up. If you, a family member, or a friend are walking through a hurt, a struggle, an addiction, trauma, or any issue, Celebrate Recovery is a great community in which to connect. Celebrate Recovery meets on Thursday Nights from 5-8 in the Student Center. Dinner is offered from 5-6,  a large group gathering from 6-7, and small groups from 7-8. All you need to do is show up and the leaders will help you get connected.

How to connect to a group:

As you can guess, we have so many groups it could be overwhelming in finding the best group for you. We have an incredible staff who are not only passionate about connecting you to a group, but who are very knowledgeable about each group.

Our goal is to help you find the best group for you as soon as possible. We have found the best way to do this is for our staff team to hear from you about your season in life, needs and desires, preferences, and availability and help make the best recommendations. There are three steps in this process:

1) Get started by fillingl out the Group Life Information Form
2) Receive a call from a staff member for a brief conversation and 1-3 group recommendations
3) Try out the Groups

To learn more about the specific questions that you may have email Frank Haynes  -  frank.haynes@christunitedjxn.org

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