WHAT ARE BELONG GROUPS?
Belong groups are small groups of 6-12 youth (ages 13-19 yrs old) led by a pair of adult leaders that meet a few times a month both in and outside of church for fun, food, and to talk more about the message topics we've been covering at Go Hard or Christ! The mission of these new groups is to more effectively disciple our youth, training them to do everything that Jesus did and more (Matthew 28:19). Belong groups are our form of discipleship!
WHY BELONG GROUPS?
We acknowledge that revelation is often gained at service through the messages taught, but we believe that true lasting transformation happens best in community. We want to equip our youth for the current and next seasons of life by creating safe environments for them to process through life experiences together with their peers guided by the counsel of trusted adults, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Belong Groups provide a balance of fun, an expectation of growth and an emphasis on community (building healthy relationships) for all those who participate.
WHO CAN JOIN A BELONG GROUP?
Anyone between the ages of 13-19 years old can join! Friends and family (of the appropriate ages) of your students are welcome to attend as well. Is There A Cost To Join? Nope. Belong Groups are absolutely FREE! Additionally, students do not need to be members of Living Word Christian Center to join.
Belong Groups are NOT co-ed. Occasionally, Belong Groups may combine for special group activities! (Leaders will be of the same gender as well.)
WHERE DO BELONG GROUPS MEET?
Belong Groups meet all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs! In most cases, teens are put into groups by city/zip code location, making meet-ups much more convenient due to ease of travel.
How Does My Teenager Join A Belong Group?
Your teenager can sign up for a Belong Group by completing the form below or by visiting the registration table at Go Hard for Christ youth service on Wednesday nights at 6:45p.
Just show up!
Belong Groups meet the last Wednesday of each month @ Go Hard for Christ Youth service @ 6:45p in Sanctuary East!
NEED MORE INFO?
We've compiled answers to some commonly asked questions!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
Rachel Johnson (Belong Group Coordinator) at 708.697.5424