A large part of experiencing the Year of Biblical Literacy is done through the communal layer where Community Groups (CGs) engage in Scripture together. We continue to have about 275 people interested in joining one of our 68 CGs every quarter. In order to better care for these people in their entry process into CGs, while also maintaining our care for our existing CGs, we introduced an entry model that allows newcomers to enter into groups together and to know the vision and expectation of CG prior to joining. Our Neighborhood Ministers have also have been faithfully training potential new leaders from within existing CGs to either relieve existing leaders or begin new groups. And, our recently appointed Director of Community Groups, Nkechi Emeruwa, has stepped in to help facilitate and care for this on-boarding model.

Since January:

277 people attended 3 Intro to CG Dinners

100% of attendees placed into existing or new CGs

72 People participated in New Leader Training

75% from training became CG leaders of existing or new groups