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Family, relationships, community are important to God. And what He values, we value at Northside. For this reason, we desire everyone - - member, guest or neighbor from our community - - to join a Community Group. Community Groups are places where you can know others and be known, cared for and valued. We believe that in the learning environment of a small group you will truly experience family in the best sense of the word.
How do I join a Community Group?
Click here to see all the times, locations & contacts for Northside's Community Groups or you can email Michael Noehl or call 757-595-5890 for more information. The next season to begin new groups will be January. Find out about the new groups by coming to Connecting Point where new leaders and hosts will be available to meet with anyone interested in a group. Stay tuned for the date of our next Connecting Point.
What about childcare?
We feel so strongly about the importance of Community Groups that we will pay for your babysitter! You can use one of your regular babysitters to watch your children in your own home (making it easier to get them to bed on time) and we will pay for it through our voucher system. Contact Carolyn to ask for vouchers. Download a sample childcare reimbursement voucher to see how the system works.
How do I host a group?
All that is required to start a new group is to have an approved leader and a place to meet. Community Group leaders must be members of Northside, approved by the Community Group leadership team and the elders. If you are interested in starting a group, contact Larry Lamb at the church office.
How do I lead a group?
As mentioned above, group leaders must be members at Northside and approved to be a Community Group leader. Depending on the individual circumstance, a potential leader may be asked to serve first as an apprentice leader in a group or participate in a training group before being given a group of their own to lead.