Questions and answers during our Town Hall Meeting may prove helpful to you in joining and participating in Community Groups this year. Additionally, you'll find the audio from our meeting at the bottom of the page.
1. Are there instructions on how to join a group?
Yes, you will find instructions on our website under the Community Group Signup page under the Members tab. Further details are also located at the top and the bottom of the signup page.
2. You mentioned the Mercy Community Group Scholarship. How does a family apply for a scholarship?
A scholarship application will be made available on the Members tab of our website. Fill out that form, submit it, and it will come to our deacons for approval.
3. Will you do Community Group Signups like this every year?
No. Our prayer is that the Lord will bless these groups and that they will thrive and produce from them even more groups without the need to do signups again.
4. How are Community Groups supposed to approach service projects?
We desire to see our Community Groups find and take ownership of service project opportunities especially (though not only) in the areas in which they meet. If you need assistance in finding projects, Mercy staff are more than happy to help you find an area of ministry.
5. I’m new here. How do I know which group to join?
Probably the email that comes through the church office the most is, “How do I get connected to a Community Group?” We want to make it as easy as possible for individuals to get connected, so we’ll keep our signup link on the website along with all the information about Community Groups. If you need additional help in joining a group, Rob and others who have been at the church for a while would be glad to talk with you. We’re excited that you want to be a part of this exciting ministry!
6. Most of the groups meet Sunday evening. Is that intentional?
We asked our leadership teams to identify and choose their meeting times. While several groups did choose a Sunday evening, most groups do meet at some point during the week, and there are a couple of groups that meet entirely on weeknights.