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Home Group Participant Expectations

Building a Thriving Community of Faith and Connection Dear House Gathering Participants, Welcome to the heart of our church community - our Small Home Gatherings. Your presence and active involvement are central to the success of this unique model of ministry at Riverfront Family Church. As participants, your role in creating an atmosphere of growth, belonging, and mission is vital. Here are our expectations for you: 1. SHOW UP - Choose and Commit:

  • Commit to a group that suits your interests, schedule and location, whether in-person or online. Your consistency in attendance fosters community and spiritual growth.

  • Actively engage in your chosen group by attending regularly and being present both physically and emotionally.

2. DIVE IN - Active Participation:

  • To thrive, our groups need your active participation. Share your thoughts, insights, and experiences during discussions and activities.

  • Support your fellow members by listening attentively, offering encouragement, and valuing diverse perspectives.

3. TAKE SOME RISKS - Embrace Vulnerability:

  • Building meaningful relationships and doing life together can be challenging. Embrace vulnerability, honesty, and effort in your interactions.

  • Be open to sharing your struggles and triumphs, knowing that this authenticity deepens connections and fosters empathy.

4. BE READY TO GROW - Seek Spiritual Growth:

  • Expect to be challenged and inspired in your faith journey. Our gatherings are designed to encourage personal and spiritual growth.

  • Be open to new ideas, perspectives, and insights that may expand your understanding of God and His purpose for your life.

5. CREATE A CULTURE OF BELONGING - Welcome All:

  • Extend a warm welcome to all participants, regardless of their backgrounds, experiences, or beliefs. Foster a culture of inclusivity and acceptance.

  • Embrace diversity and strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.

6. GO BEYOND ONE DAY A WEEK - Build Relationships:

  • Be intentional about connecting with fellow group members outside of the scheduled gatherings. These relationships deepen as you share life beyond the meeting room.

  • Consider organizing social events, service projects, or simply spending time together to strengthen your bonds.

7. TAKE IT TO THE COMMUNITY - Embrace Mission:

  • As a group, explore and commit to a mission or service project that serves the broader community. Engage in acts of justice, compassion, and love.

  • Use your collective strength to make a positive impact, reflecting Christ's love to those in need.

Conclusion: Your participation in our Home Gatherings is not just about attending a weekly meeting; it's about actively shaping a vibrant community of faith, growth, and service. By choosing to SHOW UP, DIVE IN, TAKE SOME RISKS, BE READY TO GROW, CREATE A CULTURE OF BELONGING, GO BEYOND ONE DAY A WEEK, and TAKE IT TO THE COMMUNITY, you contribute to the rich tapestry of our church.

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