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Soul Connections

Find your home in a small group this fall.

Melissa McClone famously wrote, “Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.”

Has there been anything we could say that could better describe our experience of the last two years? Who could have expected the things we seen? The things we’ve been through? The storms we’ve weathered? The places we have found ourselves?

We certainly didn’t see them coming. However, even in the midst of the uncertainties of life, love continues to bring us home. As we enter a new school year and new season, we hope you will consider joining a Soul Connections small group.

Being part of Soul Connections is a way to connect with others, grow in the love of Christ, and find a spiritual home through small group discipleship.

Home is to be found where our hearts connect with God and others, and a Soul Connections group is the perfect place to find a home to weather the unexpected places life will take you.

Through September 19, you can sign up for our new Soul Connections groups that will be offered at varying times and days of the week, meeting weekly September 26 through November 7. Click the button below to get started!

Why are Soul Connection Groups important?

When something we need and count on is broken, we seek help to repair it. We quickly call the mechanic or our doctor to get it fixed. Yet, our spiritual lives aren’t quite that easy to correct. None of us are capable of “fixing” ourselves alone. Soul Connections offer a safe place, at a set apart time, to build meaningful community, share the state of our souls, discern God at work in our everyday lives, and encourage one another to live in God’s grace. These groups keep our eyes and our hearts focused on God in the ordinariness of our days and give us people to journey with through the ups and downs of life.

The Power of Two Simple Questions.

Soul Connection Groups are based around two primary questions: “How is it with your soul?” and “How have you experienced God this week?” These questions stem from John Wesley’s class meetings, the engines for growth in faith and discipleship of the early Methodist movement. Knowing that you will be asked these questions every week, will lead you to pay more attention to your daily spiritual formation and help you to be “real” with others in a world that shies away from vulnerability at all costs. You will begin to see the subtle and obvious ways God is moving in your life, as well as the lives of others in your group. Consistently answering these questions in front of other believers, who are all on the same journey as you, is a powerful practice the Holy Spirit will use to draw you closer to God.

What is the format of a Soul Connection Group?

Groups of eight to 12 people meet for an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes once a week. Confidentiality is expected. We open and close with prayer and a short time of discussion on the previous week’s Scripture passage from worship. But again, the key component of Soul Connection Groups are discussions and answers to the two questions “How is it with your soul” and “How have you experienced God this week?”