Experience life application as we study the Bible together, verse by verse.
The next session of Growth Groups launches January 2018.
Wondering how to stay connected over the summer? (before the Institute launches in September)
Click here for information about 3 short-term summer groups, and sign up online!
What are Growth Groups at Open Arms?
The four key values of our Growth Groups are the four key values of Open Arms ... Growth Groups are one way to carry out the many "one anothers" of Scripture.
We love God in our growth groups by making Him a priority in our lives and by seeking Him together.
We seek to discover the truths of the Bible in an interactive way while making life application. The format we use is designed to encourage group interaction and sharing. The Growth Group leader is not necessarily a teacher, but a facilitator who participates and keeps things moving. The question we ask ourselves is not "How much do I know?" but "How much am I imitating Jesus?" We're called to teach and admonish one another with the wisdom of God's Word, not our own.
As described in the New Testament, the early church was a close community who willingly shared their lives with each other. Our Growth Groups are a place where people are made to feel welcome and genuinely cared for; a place where it's safe to share struggles; a place to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith; a place to build real friendships and share life as we pursue Jesus together.
By humbly viewing others as more significant than ourselves, we serve one another by interceding in prayer, being available for practical needs, and seeking first and foremost their spiritual maturity.