What is a Life Group? Life Groups are small groups that meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday nights in host homes for the purpose of building relationships, biblical discussion, and prayer. Groups are available for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity, and they are generally organized by age and geographical location.
How are groups structured? Life Groups are comprised of the same group of couples or individuals who meet consistently over an 18-month period of time. Since people are encouraged not to group-hop, this allows the group to go beyond surface relationships to develop intimate relationships with other believers.
Why should someone be a part of a Life Group? Life Groups allow believers to grow closer to one another. By developing friendships with others at COTR, group members will begin to strengthen one another in their relationship with God. Hence, participating in Life Groups not only unites people together but also fosters spiritual growth.
What is a Market Group? The market small groups ministry exists to serve the wide variety of ministry needs of our members as well as those in our community. We encourage everyone at cotr to allow the holy spirit to speak to them about starting a creative market small group that could be used for ministry purposes and outreach. Most market groups are based on a common interest. We find that most ministry opportunities occur in relationships that are already established. Whether it’s a group of guys who like to play tennis, a group of ladies who enjoy scrap booking, or a group of teenagers who regularly get together to ride skateboards, these common interests become the platform for ministry and outreach. Maybe you’re interested in a bible study. There are many small group bible studies available that can be a study guide, video series, or an expository teaching straight from the bible.