Small Group Ministry
What are SALT Groups?
Here at Faith Community Church we realize the need for closer relationships with each other. Our Church services provide the larger group fellowship that is necessary for worshiping together in songs of praise, communion, prayer and the preaching of God's Word.
But there is also a need for knowing people in ways that are not possible in larger group settings. We have small groups in the Church body to fill this need. We refer to them as SALT groups - for Serving Alongside in Life Together. These are small groups that meet in homes with the purpose of building friendships and providing support and encouragement for each other as we go through life together.
The direction and purpose for our SALT groups is based on the following scripture taken from the Book of Romans.
Romans 12:9-16 (New Living Translation)
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all!
SALT Group FAQ's:
It is a small group of people who meet together in a host home. Usually there are 8-20 members. This group meets together monthly and becomes a close support group for each other through building friendships and being together.
Different groups will meet on various nights of the week in the evenings. You may choose a group based on where you live and what night of the week you have available. Thom or Pam would be glad to talk to you about which group would work for you.
All of our groups are built on building our relationship with God and His Son Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and with each other. The study portion of the meeting will give you guidance and direction in studying God's Word together. Group discussions include real life issues and application of God's Word to our everyday lives and current living. Time for just being together and having fun visiting and sharing meals together is all part of being in a SALT group.