Group Semester Timeline
We are in week 10 of the Fall
When do groups meet?
Groups meet in three semesters throughout the year: spring, summer, and fall. During each semester, groups meet weekly. Relationships develop best when groups spend consistent time together. Commitment is key for groups to be a place where relationships thrive and develop.
What happens at a group meeting?
The focus of every group is to fulfill our mission as a church: to be with Jesus, in community, and on mission. So every group, no matter if it’s a recreational group or a Bible study, will seek to live that out together. Every group will have a spiritual component to help members grow in their faith and love for Jesus, every group will focus on building friendships and community to share in life’s joys and challenges with one another, and every group will seek to be on mission by loving and serving those around them.
Where do groups meet? Can my group meet at the church?
Groups meet where everyday life happens! In homes, workplaces, coffee shops, parks, and gyms. Where do you do life? That’s where Southland Groups meet. We want to unleash a revolution of love outside of the church walls. Jesus was the ultimate example of this as he met with his disciples on hillsides, in boats and homes – not just at the temple. We believe life change, evangelism, and relationships happen most naturally as we meet outside of the church building. Anywhere can be a great place to meet Jesus and His truth!
How long do groups meet together?
Groups can stay together for one semester or many. The fall and spring semesters are typically 13 weeks long, and the summer semester is 7 weeks. Each semester you can choose whether to stay in the same group, try a new group, or take a break.
I’ve never led before. What training and resources do you have to help leaders?
Leading a group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a space to connect. Leading a group is simple -- choose an activity or study that interests you and select a time and place to meet with others. We’ll give you the essential tools and resources in leader training and coaching throughout the semester to be successful. We’ll also walk you through the wide variety of resources we have available for groups, including sermon discussion guides, online video studies, podcasts, and more.