Connect Groups

Build Healthy Relationships & Grow Together

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About Bethel Connect Groups

One of our values at Bethel Church is to build healthy relationships. We believe it is essential for everyone to discover a place where they can connect and be discipled together. Scripture uniquely identifies us as a unified body, the family of God, the Ekklesia. We are not meant to do life alone; we were created to live in community, to fellowship with one another to encourage and build one another up. The level of revival and reformation that we are hungry for requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another.

A Personal Invitation from Kristy Tillman, Community Life Pastor

The inheritance of revival that we have received is built upon the covenant relationships of our senior leaders who chose to live life together and, by doing so, have created a legacy of revival that is impacting the nations. Look around—we are testimony of that fact.

Why are we here? We are the next generation to carry that breakthrough of revival. The covenant relationships of tomorrow, this vibrant family that we desire to build, is built upon the small yes’s that we choose to say to each other today.

The movement of the Spirit is calling us to deepen our “yes” to each other. The release of revival and reformation that we are hungry for requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another. So I want to invite you to say "yes" to something. Say yes to being part of our church-wide discipleship by committing to a Connect Group and investing in deepening your relationships with our church family.

Scripture tells us that the  church in Acts devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread (eating together) and to prayer and in doing so a sense of awe came over everyone, many signs, wonders, and miracles were happening. Revival! Bethel Connect Groups are one of the best places to foster these significant relationships where we are transformed to be like Jesus. 

I'm not going to try and sell you on “easy.” Yes, we have tried to remove as many of the roadblocks as possible to make the structure of Connect Groups as smooth as possible. But we all know that relationships require sacrifice—they cost us something. I hope you are feeling the same stirring of the Spirit that I am, and that you are ready to say "yes" to that sacrifice.

I'm confident that us investing in each other is “the way” that God is pointing us to for this next season. It will be worth the inconvenience and the sacrifice of time, the moments of being awkward or uncomfortable as you get to know new people, the hardness of loving people in their imperfections and brokenness. But the joy of connection, the exchange of life to each other, the encouragement given and received, serving one another, and feeling the strength of people standing with us...this is the fruit that will sustain and increase revival and kingdom culture in our lives. This is the beauty of the body of Christ and the level of revival and reformation that we are hungry requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another.

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Connect Group Leaders

An Invitation to Lead

We are looking for those of you who love to create connection and enjoy having people in your home to say "yes" with us to leading one of these small groups and opening your heart and home for a small group. New Connect Groups typically launch in September and January around a key discipleship curriculum that we are pursuing as a church, and facilitate the opportunity for people who call Bethel their home to go deeper together in kingdom culture and community. These small groups of 8-15 meet in homes for encouragement, discipleship, activation, and ministry.

What Does Leading a Group Look Like?

  • Create a space for connection, conversation, and encouragement—allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and move freely.
  • Open your home for a small group to meet (with comfortable seating for at least 8 people).
  • Create a welcoming space in your home and hosting a small group of local Bethel attenders each week.
  • Facilitate connection and conversation to allow the people in your group to get to know each other.
  • Utilize a TV that you can stream (by internet) video teachings.
  • Lead the group in discussion questions (provided in the leader's guide) to personally engage with the teaching.
  • Facilitate a time of activation and ministry where the small group can encourage and pray and prophesy for each other.

Don’t Worry!

  • You don't have to have the gift of teaching (but we love it when you do!) and come up with a teaching every week. We will supplement your group's times with different video teachings that you can use.
  • You don't have to be a pastor (but we love it when you are!). You just need to love God and care about people.
  • We will provide you with a leader's guide that will walk you through some recommended questions and activations. You are welcome to use ours or tailor your own to fit you and your group. We encourage you to always be sensitive to the Spirit and if he leads you in a different direction - follow Him!

Becoming a Connect Group Leader

We are so glad you asked! The first step is to let us know of your interest by filling out the leader interest form. After you fill out the interest form, you will receive an email from our Community Life team about the next steps and attending the next leader's training.

Leader Interest Form

Connect Group Leader Training

For those who are new to Bethel or have not led a small group at Bethel, we ask that you attend one of our small group leader training events. We offer the training three times a year, as both a 1.5 day retreat and a four-session class on Sunday morning.

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