The Spring Session of Kingdom Groups begins the week of April 17th. We will be using the book REFRESH: The Road to Revival. Please stop by the Book Shop to purchase your copy. To register for a group, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the day and time that works best for you.
WHAT ARE KINGDOM GROUPS?
Kingdom Groups are small groups of 6-10 people who meet weekly in the Living Room of The Potter’s House of Denver to encourage one another, discuss the sermons and pray for each other. We want your group to be a place where the friendships you develop over time will help you to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF KINGDOM GROUPS?
The singular purpose of Kingdom Groups at The Potter’s House of Denver is to follow Jesus together. At its core, to be a Christian is to follow Jesus. We believe that Jesus changes everything and that as we follow Him our lives will be transformed. But Jesus did not come to simply transform us as individuals. Following Jesus draws us into community with others who are being transformed.
You cannot follow Jesus alone. You need other Christians because God designed community to be the environment where Christians endure, grow and thrive by encouraging one another to trust and obey Him. Our hope is that as we follow Jesus together, we will help one another grow to maturity in Christ so that we fully live out our purpose in His Kingdom.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A KINGDOM GROUP?
Trying to follow Jesus alone is impossible. We believe that much of your long-term discipleship and care should take place in the context of a community that knows you and cares about you personally. Following Jesus is a relational pursuit from beginning to end. We all need Jesus-centered, grace-driven, redemptive community to help us follow him.
WHAT DO KINGDOM GROUPS DO?
Because our Kingdom Groups exist to help us follow Jesus together, we focus our time on three areas: sharing, studying and supporting.
Sharing: Each week we want to see group members sharing what is happening in their lives—joys, sorrows, sins, struggles, places where we feel like God met us or spoke to us, or places where God feels distant. Some of this will happen during the study, but most of it will happen in informal conversations before the meetings start. We also try to facilitate space for sharing during the check-in time set aside when we meet.
Studying: Our meetings will include the study of God’s Word in coordination with a previous Sunday sermon. The goal of this time is to hear from God as review Scripture from the sermon, share our observations, and help one another to apply the text to our lives. Our hope is that through our study the Holy Spirit will implant the truth of God’s Word in our hearts and it will take root in our day-to-day experiences and relationships.
Supporting: Each week we will learn how to take care of one another as Christ commanded. This care will take many forms, such as praying, listening, meeting needs, encouraging and even challenging one another as needed.
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED COMMITMENT?
Joining a group costs something—presence and participation. It requires a 10-week commitment to be present for weekly gatherings. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts, and other special events, but not much more. It also requires your participation to come prepared for sermon discussions.
Presence: Again being a part of a group requires a 10-week commitment to attend weekly meetings. Everyone’s presence and engagement is necessary for building a strong group. Our active involvement builds trust so that we can grow into the kind of group who shares, studies and supports one another.
Participation: Another key component to building a strong group is that you come prepared and ready to participate. Participation in the group will happen in many ways, however, when you join a group you are formally committing to participate by coming prepared for sermon discussions. You are encouraged to take notes during the sermon(s) each week which will help you in your personal application of the Word as well as discussion during group. Bring your Bibles to your group meeting and come prepared to share.
At the end of each quarter, you will have the choice to recommit to your current group or to try another group. It might take a few tries before you find the group that best fits you. Our hope is that you will find a group in which you can develop friendships for many years to come.
WHEN AND WHERE DO THEY MEET?
Most of our Kingdom Groups meet on weeknights for 60 minutes, starting between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. We do have a handful of groups that meet at other times. Please see registration for details.
HOW LONG DO KINGDOM GROUPS LAST?
Kingdom Groups meet in three 10-week quarters and are not as structured during the summer months when people are taking vacations and planning outside gatherings. Here are the dates for the 2017 ministry year:
Spring: April 17 – June 24
Fall: September 11 – November 18
HOW DO I SIGN-UP?
Before the beginning of each quarter, we have a sign-up period to enable people to find a Kingdom Group to be a part of. We think having set sign-up periods serve you and the group. It serves you by creating space in the KG calendar where groups are expecting to welcome new people into their groups, so they are ready to welcome you to the group. It also serves the group by providing set time for the group to grow and deepen their intimacy together during the quarter.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A GROUP?
If you know a leader or have friends who are in a group you should consider joining that group. Since the Kingdom Groups are located on The Potter’s House of Denver campus and are homogeneous (same gender), then you also have the opportunity to meet and connect with new people.
WHAT IF I’M NEW TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE OF DENVER?
New to the Potter’s House of Denver? One of the best first steps that you can take is to join us for the Foundations 101 class. The Foundations 101 class is eight weeks and has two goals: Help you get to know us and help you get to know other people who are also new to The Potter’s House of Denver. However, it is not mandatory that you attend Foundations before joining a group.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDCARE?
No childcare available for Kingdom Groups.
Please see the Potter’s World Children’s Ministry and all they have available for our children ages birth – sixth grade.
WHAT ABOUT TEENAGERS?
Please see the Fire House Youth Ministry and all they have available for our youth ages 12-17.
Registration for Kingdom Groups is now OPEN.
Space is limited and groups are gender specific.
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