HOME GROUPS at MaconFBC exist to connect us to one another through genuine friendship, prayer and encouragement.
What is a Home Group?
MaconFBC exists to glorify God by making disciples. Home Groups exist to connect us to one another through genuine friendship, prayer, and encouragement as we work together to make disciples for God's glory.
How can I join a Home Group?
This is a fairly new process in the life of our church. Homegroups have started and new ones are forming. If you are interesting in finding a HomeGroup for you and your family. Scroll to the bottom to learn about joinging a HomeGroup. If you have questions about a HomeGroup location, email JAN.
Is a Home Group a Bible study?
Not primarily. It is primarily a community formed to encourage the building of relationships and evangelism. One aspect of our Home Groups is a time of discussion of the sermon from Sunday morning. For in-depth BIBLE STUDY, learn more about GrowGroups.
WHERE do Home Groups meet?
Home Groups meet in homes.
WHEN do Home Groups meet?
Each Home Group will decide when to meet during the week. The church does not mandate any specific time for a group to meet. It is up to your Home Group to determine a night and time that works well for those involved.
What happens when a Home Group grows too large?
New Home Groups will be formed when an existing group grows beyond 14-16 people. Anyone interested in LEADING a Home Group or opening their home as a HOST HOME to a Home Group should contact the office at 660.385.3714 or email JAN.
What happens at Home Group?
Home Groups will meet at a specific time and place for building relationships through conversation and fellowship. The group will also have a time of discussion of Sunday's sermon and a time for prayer. Snacks and refreshments will be planned by the group. Groups might often plan a meal together or special event to introduce new friends to the group. Evangelism is key to the purpose of the Home Group. We want these groups to reproduce. We want group members inviting others to join them. Ultimately, we want Home Groups to grow to the point they have to split and multiply.
What roles are needed within a Home Group?
There are several roles for a Home Group to function well. Home Groups will delegate a variety of jobs such as snacks/refreshments, hosting the HomeGroup, child care if necessary. If you are interested in a role in your group, contact your Home Group Leader.
What about children (and child care)?
First, children are welcome and an important part of our family. We want them to be involved with Home Groups. The age of the children will dictate how much they participate in the flow. It is important that children live in community with their parents. We want the other Home Groups members to know each other's children. We also want our children to be on mission with their families. This is an important part of our discipleship and spiritual growth. . Each group is responsible to provide childcare within the group conducive to the age of those children.
How to communicate to children before you bring them...
Children are a huge part of Home Groups. We have found that if children know what to expect, they are more apt to participate and behave well. So it is good to communicate to your children what will happen during a Home Group meeting such as eating a snack or meal together, prayer, discussing the Word.
When can I join a HomeGroup?
In August of each year, HomeGroups are announced and the sign-up process begins for everyone interested. If you would like to participate in a HomeGroup, check the Disciple Weekly on Sundays in August to get involved. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OPEN YOUR HOME AND HOST A HOMEGROUP, please EMAIL PASTOR SAM to setup a time to discuss that interest.