Why Care Groups?
Scripture commands us to love one another, to be devoted to one another, to counsel one another, to submit to one another, to exhort one another. Clearly, the Christian life is not a solo journey. As fellows members of the body, we have the holy obligation of seeking the spiritual good of one another, that we might all grow up in the faith. We need each other far more than we realize.
To this end, we have found Care Groups to be an excellent way to carry out what the Bible calls the local church to practice towards one another. Obviously, the Scriptures don’t provide specific guidelines for doing Care Groups per se, but we think the basis for having them is strongly Biblical. In fact, we view Care Groups as one of the primary instruments for establishing and encouraging each other at Christ Covenant.
What do they look like?
A Care Group is a microcosm of the church that seeks to fulfill the mission of the church on a more intimate and practical level.
Each group (between 3-12 people) urges members to:
Love God's Glory - Worship God in praise, prayer and teaching.
Love God's People - Edify each other through faith-building relationships.
Love God's World - Amplify Christ in the community and beyond through prayer and gospel outreach.
Most groups meet in a leader’s home on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, right after the service for about 2 hours. A few groups meet at other times throughout the week. Many groups eat a meal together, then discuss the most recent sermon. Other groups read and discuss a book together or follow curriculum on a particular topic of study.
Locations vary and are spread throughout the Raleigh area. See the map below.
Who can join?
In trying to foster a depth of fellowship where lives are being shared, sins are confessed, and healing and growth in the gospel are taking place, we limit Care Group involvement to those who’ve already made a formal commitment to the body or those well into the membership process.
Non-members are of course always welcome at other church gatherings.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in joining a Care Group or finding out more about them, please contact our Discipleship Pastor, Daniel Harman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are currently involved in a Care Group and would like to become a Care Group Leader, please contact Daniel Harman to consider that process. Care Group Leader training occurs throughout the year and is required for current and potential leaders.
Care Group Locations
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1) Falls of Neuse Rd. / Strickland Rd.
2) Falls of Neuse Rd. / Durant Rd.
3) Falls of Neuse Rd. / E Millbrook Rd.
4) Falls of Neuse Rd. / 540
5) Falls River neighborhood
6) Six Forks Rd / Mount Vernon Rd.
7) Sawmill Rd / Lead Mine Rd.
8) Fox Rd. / Bivens Dr.
9) Bedford neighborhood
10) Old Crews Rd. (Knightdale)
11) Hodge Rd. (Knightdale)
14) Wake Forest