Group F.A.Q.s

What's a Group?

Groups are gatherings of roughly 7-20 people who meet together on a regular basis. They are drawn together by common interests, a specific topic or activity or a particular demographic. In a typical Group you’ll meet people who live near you, are in the same stage of life as you or have similar interests. Whether you are reading through a Bible Study together, discussing and wrestling through the weekly talks, serving in some sort of mission project or sharing a common interest, our Groups are places where community is built and lives are changed.

What types of Groups does GLC offer?

We offer a variety of Group types. Below is a (not-so-exhaustive) list that will hopefully satisfy your pallette.

  • Activity Group: Pretty self-explanatory. Groups like: Flag Football, Cooking 101, or Guy's Poker Night.
  • Message-Based Group: These Groups represent the majority of our Groups at Great Lakes Church. The focus is discussing the talk from the previous week.
  • Bible Study Group: A discussion based on a book or chapter of the Bible.
  • Mission Group: Meets at a home or specific location to serve a community organization (i.e. Women & Children's Horizons, Frank Neighborhood Project, etc.)
  • Crash Course: One-time or short-term classes geared toward popular topics such as theology, marriage, parenting, or finances.   
WHEN and HOW can I sign up?

Our Groups season launches twice a year (March and October). In the weeks prior to our Groups launch, you can sign up to be a part of a Group on our GROUPS PAGEWe typically release both a print and online catalog to make it easy for you to choose a Group and sign up!

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No, but seriously, SIGN UP HERE

Everything you need to know to be a leader is outlined below:

Check out this video by pastor Rick Warren! In less than 10 minutes, you'll learn why Groups are such a priority for us at Great Lakes Church.

Becoming a Group Leader isn’t about being perfect - it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Starting a group is simple - select a time and location to meet with others and start inviting your friends to be a part of it! Don't panic, we'll make sure you have the essential tools to make your group successful through resources, discussion questions from the weekly talk and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed through relationships one season at a time, one step at a time, and as a Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.

You can check out the details below to see if a leading a group works for you this season. We really hope it does!

 

 

WHAT'S IT TAKE TO LEAD A GROUP?

Previously participated in a Group at Great Lakes Church.

Attended a DNA Class and made a commitment to membership (you can agree to take the class on Sunday, September and still lead this season).

Willing to attend a Groups Leader Training (see dates below)

A Co-leader... 'cause we've found that the most successful Groups have people leading together.

 

GROUP LEADER TRAINING DATES (CHOOSE ONLY ONE):

​Sunday 8/30​ // Theater 14 // 9:00-10:30am

​Friday 9/4​ // Kenosha // 6:30-8:30pm

​Thursday 9/10​ // GLC Operations Center // 6:30-8:00pm

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Email us at groups@greatlakeschurch.com