Mission: To reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centered, Bible-based Church, changing mindsets and empowering people to lead and influence in every sphere of life. This mission is outworked through our campuses, a citywide network of Connect Groups, contributing ministries and extension services.
Goal: Have a balance between the three-fold purpose. It’s centered around a solid connection, a relationship which not only discipleship but also administrative purposes are built and sustained. Equipping for the purpose and serving will work hand in hand.
Why Connect Groups?
These small groups are where Jesus and real life meet. We don’t just get together once a week in a home, but in relationship where we grow and do life together. We are to be and make disciples of Jesus and we are called to live our lives set apart for that purpose. We live out the purpose of our lives in our Connect Groups. We exist to reach the world for Jesus Christ one person at a time, and making biblical disciples in relational environments is the model and method Jesus gives us to do just this. Biblical discipleship and spiritual growth best happen in and through intentional relationships. Connect Groups are where we connect and grow in relationship with God and with others as we do life together, growing in spiritual maturity as disciples of Jesus.
The three fold concept is to connect, equip, and serve.
It is primarily through Connect Groups that we connect and empower people to ‘lead and influence in every sphere of life’. They are central to the journey of discovery at Healing Place Church. We want to see everyone in our church connect to biblical community, be equipped to be a follower of Christ and serve others in love. Connect Groups are a key mid-week priority just as our weekend services remain the priority within the life of our church.
Build a loving community of people who notice when you are away, gently sharpen you when you need it and who help you share your faith with others. Connect Groups are the place you can equipped to become more like Jesus and to live a faith-filled life. Many connect groups may be tied to ministries in which we can use it to equip others for the WORK of the ministries they’re currently in.
As equip those in our connect groups they should empowered to serve in any given area, whether it’s the current area OR signing up for a new area.