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

 

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.