Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you use the term “cell” group?
The term cell group is derived from biology: the cell is the basic unit of life in a body. In a metaphorical sense, just as a body is made up of many cells that give it life, the cell church is made of cell groups that give it life.
What does “B-Group” mean?
“B-Group” is short for “Belong Group.” Everyone wants to belong, to be a part, to be significant; that is the basis of what the church is all about. We belong to the eternal purpose that Abba is engaged in and in that belonging discover our true identity, which gives us the life we were designed for.
What does a B-Group look like?
B-Groups are small gatherings of people just like you. They are fun, life-giving and life-sharing and are a great place to connect with other believers. The format makes it easy for anyone to participate.
How often does a B-Group meet?
Our B-Groups meet year round. Most B-Groups meet once a week. They are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
Where do B-Groups meet?
B-Groups meet any place people gather together such as homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. B-Groups happen in both Leland and Wilmington.
How long does a typical B-Group stay together?
B-Groups, by their nature, develop long-term relationships. The desire is to create community that becomes a part of who you are as a follower of Jesus. Of course things happen and people leave the group, just as new members are always being incorporated into it. One of the stated goals is for cell division to occur; as the group grows, new grows spring out of it to continue the process.
Is a B-Group a Bible Study?
A B-Group is not just a Bible study, though Bible study is a vital part of it’s existence. Emphasis is on the application of the teachings of the Word into a member’s life in an intimate, viable and tangible expression. You will find that your understanding of the Word will grow deep and rich in this setting.
Is a B-Group a house church?
Simply stated, no. The B-Group differs from a house church in that it is part of the overall church congregation, whereas the house church is a self-contained congregation. The truth is that the larger congregation can only grow larger by growing smaller and in this sense the B-Group is the church, though not a house church in the popular use of the expression. Our hope and expectation is that the members of a group will fully experience the true depth of what being a participant in the church of Jesus is all about.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
What if I don’t like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone — including you!