From a practical standpoint, let’s face it, when your church is large, it can become very easy to get lost in the crowd. In addition to our Sunday worship experience, when do you get an opportunity to build relationships? Where do you go where everybody knows your name? We believe those questions can be answered in your Connect Group.
We believe that we were created to have genuine connections with other people. If you want your relationship with Christ to continually grow, you’ve got to connect with people who have the same goal. One of the ways our church encourages those relationships is through our Connect Groups. Connect Groups are meetings of 3 or more people who gather each week in a home, workplace, or online. Groups meet to encourage each other, hang out, study and apply God’s Word and serve together.
The best way to experience a small group is to start one of your own. It’s simple! Just grab a few friends, find a place to meet, take our brief training and you’re good to go!
A Connect Group is where growth takes place! In the process, you grow from being an individual in a big church to being a connected member within a smaller community. Being a part of a Connect Group at The Potter’s House of North Dallas is an excellent opportunity to build authentic and long-lasting relationships with people who genuinely care for you while growing together spiritually.
What Happens in a Connect Group?
Connect Group meetings are built around video-based teachings which include: relevant Bible teachings, exploring specific topics, discussions of TPHND sermons, and reading select Christian books. Group meetings are designed to give group members time to get to know each other, study God’s Word , pray for each other, and to have fun!
We have groups that meet onsite at the church and offsite in homes and other venues around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. There are groups for men, women, singles, married, and special interests. Whether you are looking for a place to meet new friends, connect to a mentor, grow spiritually or serve your community, there’s a Connect Group for you!
How to Get Connected.
Our goal is to help you find opportunities to build authentic and genuine relationships with the people you worship with each week. Since our Connect Groups are relationship based we encourage you to find some of your friends and start a group together. Hosting a group is easy and we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to lead a group successfully.
If you’re new to the area and need some help finding a group please provide your information HERE and we’ll respond back with some potential groups that are close to you.
The Potter’s House of North Dallas does not determine childcare provision for groups. It is left up to the host and the group to brainstorm solutions for meeting childcare needs.
Host a Group, Change a Life!
Psalms 133:1 says Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is our vision at The Potter’s House of North Dallas to not only worship together, but to do life together.
If you are interested in being a leader who bridges our church and your community – we are looking for you!
Hosting a Connect Group gives you the opportunity to invest and impact someone else’s life.
Hosting a Connect Group is easy. If you have a heart to influence and to serve others, and you have a space to host meetings – you can be a host. We provide the training, resources, and support you need to equip you to lead your group.
If you are interested in being a bridge to connect our community, we are looking for you! To start the process of becoming a host please fill out our Group Host Application Form
Moving Beyond the Basics…
After the 4 to 6 week series, we encourage our connect groups to continue. Whether they meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, a group host can request that that the group continue as a book, interest or sermon based group.
Video-based Groups. We have thousands of resources for your group through Right Now Media. Click HERE for free access to RightNow Media — the largest Video Bible Study Library in the world! RightNow Media has everything from kids videos to sermons to teachings on parenting, finances, and leadership. If you don’t have an account with RightNow Media yet, click here to create one. All you need to host your group is an Internet connection. Many of the studies also have books and discussion questions to accompany them.
Book-based Groups. A book based group uses a book or resource to continue their group. We’re happy to provide a list of suggested readings. If the book you’d like to use isn’t on our list just simply send over the title to one of our Connect Group specialists to assist with getting it approved.
Interest Based Groups. An interest based group focuses on common interests of its members such as sports, yoga, cooking, fitness, music, baking, painting/art, tennis, fishing, hunting, jewelry making, dance, cycling, etc…
Sermon Based Groups. A sermon based group utilizes the weekly discussions from Pastor Brady. Each week a new set of discussion questions are posted to our website and are updated following Pastor Brady’s latest sermon. For a sample of these discussion questions visit www.tphnd.org/blog