Spiritual Formation Groups

 

Formation Groups at CBC is one significant way that we try to work with the Holy Spirit to achieve our purpose of “beginning where you are; becoming more like Jesus.” We believe that becoming more like Jesus happens as believers meet together around God’s Word in a balanced environment of truth, love and mission.

It is the goal of Formation Groups to promote spiritual growth, defined as the character of Jesus being formed in us and the mission of Jesus lived out through us. Groups can vary in size, demographics, etc. but all have the common elements of:

  • Bible study - Studying Scripture to be equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Prayer - Confessing to and praying for one another (James 5:16)
  • Service - Encouraging each other to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • Support - Caring for one another (Gal 5:13, 1Thess 5:11) and for one or more of CBC's missionaries (Philippians 4:10)

Some Formation groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Formation groups also meet in various homes during the week. Some of these are open to adding new members. Our Men’s Ministry and Women's Ministry have Formation groups as do our Middle School and High School Ministries which they call 242 Groups. Our desire is that all members and regular attenders are part of a Formation Group.

New Formation groups can form as groups grow and replicate themselves. They also can form through the CBC assimilation process which includes a four week introduction to CBC called CBC 101 and an eight week introduction to Formation groups called Formation 101.

Eric Martin

Formation Groups Director

Cell: 281-513-0721

Formation Groups Upcoming Events

8:15 am - FELLOWSHIP

Provides Bible teaching for empty-nesters, senior saints, and retirees. Meets in Worship Life Center, Room WLC-110.

9:30 am - BIBLE FOR LIFE

Class for adults of all ages and stages of life. Its objective is to study books of the Bible and to apply them to daily life. Meets in the Outreach House.

9:30 am - ENCOURAGERS

Provides Bible teaching for adults, single and married, of all ages. Many of our members are recent empty nesters. Meets in Worship Life Center, Room WLC-101.

9:30 am - REFINER'S FIRE

Focused on prayer and Bible teaching for middle-aged adults with a single focus on growing together in Christ from our diverse backgrounds. Meets in Cabin B, Room B102.

9:30 am - BRUNCH BUNCH

Small group of missions-minded couples who enjoy a potluck brunch of homemade goodies as we share and pray for the recent activities, needs and accomplishments of our missionaries and personal families. We finish with a lively discussion from scripture. Visitors welcome, come hungry. Meets in Cabin B, Room B101.

9:30 am - MARTIN'S GROUP

A group who are encouraging one another to love and good works through discussion of biblical content (alternating Bible books and other biblical study materials), prayer, service, support and quarterly fellowship times. Meets in Cabin B, Room B103.

11:00 am - BECOMING MORE

Becoming More is composed of young couples engaged or married, and with or without kids, with the goal of making connections with those in a similar life stage. Teaching focuses on developing a strong marriage, parenting and other biblically-based subjects. Meets in Worship Life Center, WLC-101.

11:00 am - 2GAB

A group led by two seminary trained teachers. They lead the group in study of books of the Bible as well as doctrine and other biblical topics. Meets in Worship Life Center, WLC-110.

11:00 am - THE SHEPHERDS

A group that began as a trained "Small Group" and have evolved into a "Family". Our focus is on Bible Study, Service, and Support. If you are one of God's people, you are welcome - If not, come anyway; we can help with that! Meets in the Outreach House.

 

 

Becoming More Like Jesus Studies 

Cypress Bible Church describes its focus as “Beginning where you are, becoming more like Jesus.”  A team of CBC members have put together seven studies describing aspects of what it means to become more like Christ Jesus in character and mission. These studies can be done individually, as couples, or as part of a Formation Group.  We hope you will find these studies helpful on your life-long journey of being conformed to the likeness of God's Son.

 

 

Gather 201

These are five short studies to help define what CBC means by Gathering Together in Life Changing Worship.  The studies can be used in your personal Bible study or in groups.  We hope you will find them instructive and have a greater appreciation for this part of the CBC pathway to Becoming More Like Jesus.  We are always interested in feedback concerning the studies we provide and any suggestions for their improvement.

 

Our church now has access to an extensive, video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a large library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.  To sign up click on this link: