Growth Group Hosts FAQs
Why Host a Growth Group?
- Hosts grow the most.
- Hosts get a front row seat in seeing God at work.
- Hosts enable others to grow simply by hosting the Group.
- Hosts will be provided with everything you need to host well – it’s fairly simple.
A Host is someone who:
- H: Has a heart for people.
- O: Opens up time for a Group to meet (about 1 hour in their home or online).
- S: Serves up questions for people to discuss (we give you the questions!).
- T: Takes time to pray for God to work.
Awesome! Welcome to the front row of seeing God at work. We’re excited for you and want you to have the best possible experience hosting. That begins with the online New Host Orientation.
How you meet is up to you. You can meet in person. Or you could meet online using software like Zoom. We have been running online Groups all year, and the results are fantastic. It works. With some simple guidance, which we will provide, even those very uncomfortable with technology can easily host a Group online.
When your Group meets is up to you. We encourage to pick a day and time that works well for you, as there are bound to be others in the church who have similar schedules.
Your group could meet in person at your home or a friend’s house or online. With COVID-19, we have been running online groups all year, and the results are fantastic. It works. With some simple guidance, which we will provide, even those very uncomfortable with technology can easily host a group online. Online groups also provide a lot of flexibility (people can join from work, after kids are in bed, etc.). Please note that only groups with compelling reasons will be able to meet in the church building.
Zoom is free for groups that last less than 40minutes, and $15 per month for groups that last longer than that. Most group discussions online will last about 1 hour. If $15/month for three months is a financial issue for you, we would be happy to help cover the Zoom cost for you. Let us know.
People will join your group by signing up at crossroadsgrace.org/groups. We will advertise all the groups that are meeting to the congregation, but we encourage you to actively invite those in your circle to your group (family, friends, neighbors). The personal invite makes a big difference in people joining your group!
We ask that our Growth Group Hosts have completed Rooted, agree with our statement of faith and are above reproach in their character.
If you are brand new to hosting, you will be part of a New Host Orientation.
- August 31 – All Hosts Kickoff
- September 12 – Groups Begin meeting this week