JOINING A GROUP
At the beginning of every quarter there will be sign-ups available online and in the church lobby. Groups meet for about 10 weeks and then everyone has the opportunity to stay in the same group, change to a different group, or take a break.
You can join groups based on stage of life, gender, time, location, or topic. We have men's, women's, coed, prayer, and grief groups available.
Coed groups usually meet to discuss how to apply the sermon from that week to their everyday life.
Our quarterly schedule is built around natural breaks in the calendar during the summer, Christmas, and spring break. We meet in the Fall (September-December), Winter (January-March), and Spring (April-May). While Christian community does not stop, our group meetings do - giving people time to rest, connect with neighbors, and take advantage of other opportunities available during those breaks.
We cannot follow Jesus alone, we were made to follow Jesus together. Groups are where we seek to become more like Jesus by practicing love, worship, prayer, and applying God's Word for our lives.
When can I register?
You can sign up for a group three times a year, in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. If you ever have any questions, please contact Jonathan, Worship & Connections Pastor.
Which group should I choose?
Seek God’s direction in the decision. People usually choose a group based on how it fits with their life stage, schedule, and areas they want to grow. It is not always convenient, but we believe being a part of a group is essential to your growth as a follower of Jesus.
What if I attend for the first time and it is not a fit or my schedule changes?
We understand. Let our Connections Min. Assistant (Adult Min.) know and they will help you find another group option. God works in our lives as we interact with other followers of Jesus. The people in your group may not be the people you would have picked, but often God knows just who we need in our lives and leads us together.
What if I have a desire to lead a group?
We would love to explore leading a group with you. Our goal is to help you grow and use your God-given gifts. Usually our group leaders have experience being in a group or groups and have shepherding/leadership gifts, strong relational skills, and a healthy walk with Jesus.
email Email Jonathan or call the church office at 507-437-1000
OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jonathan was born and raised on a cattle ranch in South Dakota. From a young age he enjoyed both music and people. After earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Trinity International University in Chicago, he came to serve Faith Church in 2014. He loves that he gets to use his musical gifts and help people connect with one another and more importantly Jesus on a daily basis. He is married to his beautiful wife, Tricia, they have two adorable children; daughter Emma and son Asa. He enjoys being outside, reading good books, spending time with friends, and watching movies.