WHAT IS A TABLE GROUP?
The church is not a building, but a people. Table groups are people who get together during the week to share a meal, pray, care for one another’s needs, and ask where God is calling us to be a part of his mission. It is our desire to see every member of the Gathering cared for, loved, and on mission together in a Table Group. We do this while prayerfully asking… what does the reign of God look like in North Kitsap?
I AM NEW HERE. AM I READY FOR A TABLE GROUP?
Yes! A Table Group is a group of people that get together to share life and support one another. Life is hard. It was never meant to be lived in isolation. Table Groups are the perfect place for you to belong, ask questions about God with a group of people who care for you. We seek to be a true family in a time when the concept of a loving and caring family can seem foreign.
WHY ARE TABLE GROUPS IMPORTANT TO THE GATHERING?
Getting connected at the Gathering means participating in Sunday Worship and participating in a Table Group. Sundays are a time to Gather as a larger group, to worship God together, to hear the Word proclaimed, and to share in the celebration of the Holy Communion. Table Groups are a time to gather as a smaller group. They are a place where the seeds of the Word, sacrament and liturgy take deeper root. They are a place where we continue to build relationships with one another. It is within Table Groups that we can further a sense of community and participate in the work that God has called us to as a church.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I GO?
Food, drink, conversation, prayer, relationships, service and mission
LIFE CYCLE LENGTH?
Typically, Table Groups will start in September and last until June.
HOW OFTEN DO TABLE GROUPS MEET? WHERE DO THEY MEET?
Different groups can have different rhythms. Based on the groups needs and schedules Table Groups can meet weekly, twice a month or monthly. A Table Group can meet anywhere. Often they meet in a home. It is a good idea to pick a day of the week and a time to meet.