CRPC has several small groups which meet at various times during the week. Most meet bi-weekly. These fellowship groups are small communities of people meeting in together. They are primary Christian communities; the first place Christians turn to for applying the gospel to their lives. They are also part of CRPC’s pastoral care network. All groups are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support.
Each group expects to experience Jesus Christ in its midst, in his presence and in his power, enabling lives to be transformed through mutual ministry. This transformation happens when a genuine Christian community is forged, a community that is shaped by our Gospel calling. In our Fellowship Groups, people come to know Jesus Christ and to experience his presence in a way that cannot happen individually. The community that is created is not merely an instrument for achieving something else; it is a goal itself, through which other benefits will flow. As lives are woven together in Christ, and when Christian community is nurtured, people are then equipped and released for God’s work in the world.
Our groups have a rich and broad agenda. They are more than just bible studies, they include prayer, worship, fellowship, sharing of what God is doing in our lives, spiritual nurture, accountability and opportunities for service. A statement of expectations for group members has been developed to help members understand the nature of the commitment that they are making to each other in order that their group is a safe place to be open to others and to promote spiritual growth.
If you are interested in joining a group please contact our Interim Pastor, who will help put you in touch with a leader.