Up | In | Out Groups

Find a community that's making a difference!

Our groups meet 2-3x a month to follow Jesus UP, IN, and OUT (loving God, loving one another and loving our neighbors). Imagine being part of a group that fuels your passion for God, has fun together, and supports the relationships you care most about - your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Fall semester begins September 2017!

WHAT DOES AN UP | IN | OUT GROUP DO?

Our groups follow a simple 2-1-1 rhythm of UP, IN and OUT.  This rhythm keeps our groups focused on Jesus and his kingdom mission.

COMMUNION

Groups gather together as a family, usually in homes around a meal, to read Scripture, share stories, and pray for one another.

PARTY

Jesus loved a good party, so once a month our groups do something fun and include people who are not connected to Jesus or the church.

BLESS

Groups regularly ask, “Who can we bless? Where can we contribute?” When needs arise, they go and spontaneously meet those needs. 

DO GROUPS REALLY REACH OUT TO NON-CHRISTIANS?

Yes! Most church small groups only do activities that are UP and IN, like Bible studies and fellowship, but our groups are intentionally following Jesus UP, IN, and OUT. We still open up our Bibles and fellowship, but we also create spaces for unchurched friends, like parties, to help them move closer to Christ.

HOW ARE GROUPS SUPPORTED BY GSC?

Each group has a facilitator who receives monthly coaching, encouragement and prayer. Once a quarter, all facilitators come together for a big Leader’s Huddle. Groups also get (optional) discussion questions every week for their "communion” times.

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

Community is definitely something that you can do and should do as a family! Involve kids in meals, parties and service projects. Pray for them and bless them. When child care is needed, most groups either share the cost or rotate caregivers from week to week.

WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL?

Having alcoholic drinks at parties will be one of the first issues your community will need to address.  The Bible doesn’t forbid alcohol but teaches us to enjoy it with wisdom. Of course alcohol can be abused. If you have recovering alcoholics in your community, we suggest you have a “dry community.” That's the loving thing to do. If not, communities have the freedom enjoy alcohol but to always do it with love and wisdom.

I want to learn more! How can I reach you?

Contact Pastor Kent Hummel: kenth@gschurch.tv or 970.669.3675 x 228