CG Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Connection Group?
A connection group is made up of 8-12 college students who meet weekly for Bible interaction, prayer, accountability, and fellowship.
What is the goal of a Connection Group?
Our driving desire for CG's is that they would lead students to experience community and spiritual growth as they grow both in their relationship with God and in relationships with other believers.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25
Why should I join a CG?
CG’s are the best part about Highland. If Sunday morning is the extent of your involvement at Highland, you’re missing out! Jesus began the model of community for us with his 12 disciples. Likewise, we believe that every disciple needs a small group experience for connecting and growing as a follower of Jesus. Where’s your group?
What is osmosis?
Glad you asked. Osmosis is the diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane.
What options do you have for groups?
Great question! We sort groups in several ways.
First, we have both Freshman Groups and Upperclassmen Groups. A Freshman Group is designed to help freshman through the transition to college by surrounding them with a community of freshman Christ followers. Upperclassmen groups consist of Sophomores-Seniors.
Secondly, we have Co-ed and Same Gender Groups. Each type of group comes with its own characteristics and advantages. Which is right for you?
Third, we have groups meeting on 4 nights of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
What is the expected commitment for a CG?
Connection Groups are a semester commitment. At the end of every semester, you’ll have the opportunity to choose one of three options: Continue in the same CG (most do!), parachute to another CG, or take a break from CG’s. We firmly believe that true community can’t happen without commitment. So that CG members may receive the full benefits of being in a CG, we encourage them to make their group a priority in their scheduling.
Who are the leaders?
Connection Groups are led by students and adults who have been interviewed, selected, and trained to lead your group! They’re not perfect people, but they are top notch and we love them!
Where do CG’s meet?
Most Connection Groups meet in the apartment or house of the leader. Some groups meet in our College House (Little House on the Parking Lot) at Highland.
Is there an FAQ section for Connection Groups?
What if I don’t like my group?
We acknowledge that sometimes students get placed in a group that for whatever reason…just isn’t a fit. It’s only natural! That’s why we have a Parachute option. If your group isn’t the right fit for you, you can parachute out of the wrong group and into the right one. How? Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
, tell him you want to parachute (no explanation required)
, and he’ll find a fit in no time.
What can I expect from a CG?
You can expect to find a group of imperfect people training to be more like Christ; people who care about you, are ready to explore God’s word with you, and play a role with you in building up the body of Christ.
How do I sign up for a group?
This year, signups will begin on Sunday, August 26th.
Starting then, you can sign up any Sunday at Encounter by filling out the CG Signup card or online 24/7 right here