Growth Groups at Bergen Park Church are focused on transformational growth in community.
WHAT IS A GROWTH GROUP?
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we think it's important to travel with others. That's why we have Growth Groups. You don't have to know all the answers and it's okay if you don't fully understand what it means to be a Christian. Here you will find people who will affirm and value you for who you are. Our dream is that group members will connect with each other, learn from the Bible, and serve the community in which they live.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is a Growth Group?
Most Growth Groups consist of 8-12 members, meet every other week, and generally meet in the home of one of the group members.
Although the makeup and atmosphere of the groups vary, there are some common elements including a relaxed atmosphere for the development of relationships, studying of Scripture, sharing of insights and ideas, and supporting and praying for each other.
How long of a commitment am I signing up for?
People are committing to one “season” defined as 6 months. Groups start twice a year, in April and September. This creates easy on ramps for people, and easy off ramps for people if needed.
If the group members and the leader want to stay together after a 6-month season, they can continue meeting. There is no time limit on doing life together!
What if a group is not a good fit for me?
If a group is not a good fit, you are free to see if there are other open groups for you to join. We do, however, encourage group members to attend at least two to four times. Relationships take time to build and grow, and starting can often be the hardest part.
Childcare varies by group. Please specify that you require childcare when you sign up for a group.
How do I find a group?
New Growth Groups or Growth Groups with openings will be advertised every April and September. However, please don't hesitate to inquire about Growth Groups any time of the year. It is helpful to know who is interested and there may be spots available. Please email Terri Tucker or Louise Niemeyer.