The mission of RockPointe Church is “to love God with all that we are while making more and better followers of Christ”. Our small groups play a critical role in seeing those words come to life by intentionally creating environments that promote growth in relationship with God and others in a healthy, Biblical community. Since we were inherently made to need others to help us live the Christian life, belonging is essential to discipleship. Our small groups provide the opportunity to belong in meaningful, life giving relationships that challenge us to grow in our maturity in Christ and serve others in need.
Come and belong!
1. Attend Palooza
Attend our Small Group Kick-off Event SMALL GROUP PALOOZA where you can meet Small Group Leaders and sign up to be contacted by the leaders of open small groups. Our next Palooza will be on Sunday, August 26 in the foyer after the worship services. This is a great step in getting connected with others at RockPointe Church, and in growing in your relationship with God.
2. Attend Taste of Community
Attend “Taste of Community” which is a Get Connected event that provides you with the opportunity to meet others that are also looking for an RPC Small Group and start new groups with new leaders. Our next Taste of Community is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th and 23rd from 4p to 6p in our North Pointe Student Ministry area.
3. Search for a Group Online
Find a Group where you can search by day of week and time to find a small group. When you find one that looks like a good fit, feel free to contact the leader directly for more information.
What's a RockPointe Small Group?
A Rockpointe Small Group IS:
- Concerned with application of God’s Word
- A caring community
- A set of friends that gathers regularly
- Focused on spiritual development, accountability and ministry
- Welcoming and inclusive
A Rockpointe Small Group IS NOT:
- Just a cognitive study of the Bible or other material
- Counseling or therapy
- Just a meeting you attend
- A social club
- Static, exclusive or divisive
Small Groups Going Beyond
Going Beyond is an opportunity for small groups to be intentional about being the hands and feet of Jesus. By investing time, talents and resources, small groups can create positive change in the lives of people in need.
Being On Mission
At the beginning of each quarter, your Small Groups Ministry team will send out a reminder to consider selecting or creating an outreach opportunity for which to make an impact.
Here’s how to get started:
- Take a look at these local mission opportunities that RockPointe Church supports.
- Get creative! Identify a group, ministry, non-profit, or specific need within your community, or one that a member of your group supports/feels passionate about.
Consider the following:
- Connect with the organization or leader to learn how your small group can serve them best. What is their greatest need at this time?
- Have fun and prepare to see your group grow closer to one another as you ultimately grow closer to God.
- Consider partnering with another small group to build community among your groups.
- Share your experience to motivate, inspire and give glory to God! Send pictures and stories to Mike and Mary Davis.
Everyone loves a great story. Whether a legend, a book, or a feature film, a great story can draw us in, capture us and inspire us. We each have great personal stories of our own, but sometimes our own stories feel small by comparison. They can even seem messy, or lacking meaning and power. For many, they don’t seem compelling enough to share. However, there are some personal stories we should be sharing: The ones that connect with God’s story . Stories of faith, hope and redemption are the ones we should be telling because they shine the spotlight on Christ and His love for us.
What’s Your Story?
Untold stories are missed opportunities to relate God’s work in our lives. When we connect our stories with His, and then share them with others, we glorify Christ and lift His name high. So think about God’s past and present work in your life, and if you feel led, consider sharing those stories to impact the future. Contact Mike and Mary Davis for more information and to share your story. Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what He has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16
Finding a small group that is a good fit for you may take a few tries. That’s OK! Using the tool below you can search by day of week and time to find a small group that will work best for you. When you find one that looks like a good fit, feel free to contact the leader directly for more information. Contact Mike & Mary if you need assistance!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Small Group Leader here at RockPointe. Group life plays a vital role in our mission of loving God with all that we are while making more and better followers of Christ, as well as our vision to Receive, Equip, Impact, and Send. Leaders are called to love, lead, mentor, and encourage others to Christian maturity through community.
At Rockpointe, we have 2 roles of small group “leadership” that may be pursued – a Small Group H.O.S.T and Small Group Leader. If a person desires to be connected to biblical community quickly, the HOST role is the path to pursue. If you have a couple of friends and have a heart for God and people, willing to open your home, serve a snack and turn on material we provide, then you can be a Small Group Host.
The Leader role is more expansive and requires a more formal application and interview process. Candidates for both roles should have a consistent relationship with God, a desire to be used by God to serve others, and a humble, teachable heart that receives instruction gladly. We are NOT looking for perfect people; we ARE looking for people who know that spiritual maturity is a journey, and who are willing to help lead a few other people along the way.
To become a Small Group HOST, simple reach out to us and let us know of your desire.
If you would like to pursue becoming a Small Group Leader at Rockpointe, there are several more steps involved. Here is what the process looks like to become a Small Group Leader:
- Pray about your desire to lead a small group. If you are a member of a small group, discuss it with your current group leader.
- Complete the Small Group Leader Application Packet.
- Forward your completed application to the Small Group Ministry Associate.
- The Ministry Associate will check your application for completeness and confirm your membership status at RockPointe. Your application will be forwarded to a pastor to review.
- You will be contacted to schedule a 30 to 60 minute interview so the pastor can get to know you better, review your application, and answer any questions you may have.
- After the interview, the pastor will notify you of his decision and discuss next steps in the leader selection process.
- Work with the Small Group Ministry Associate to learn more about your responsibilities as a group leader and contact prospective members for your new small group.
If you would like more information on becoming a small group leader or small group host at Rockpointe, please contact Mike and Mary Davis.
The goal of a Small Group Leader is to help a community of adults live out the mission of RockPointe Church, which is “to love God with all that we are while making more and better followers of Christ.”
Childcare is being offered at the church for children (ages birth-5th grade) whose parents are attending a class or a small group. This service is available the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 4:00pm-7:00pm (drop-off no earlier than 3:45pm and please pick-up promptly).
Please bring a sack dinner/snack (no peanuts, please!) for your child(ren). This is a fun childcare environment, and at this time we do not offer specific class or curriculum components.
Childcare is free, however registration is required. Contact Margo Baisley with questions you may have. Register HERE for childcare. Note: You must register by the Thursday prior to the 2nd and 4th Sunday.
RockPointe Small Groups have access to a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more. To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos. You have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your group and family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.
You should have received an email invitation from RPC with a link to set up your RightNow Media account. If you did not receive it, email Marcie Rumsey. If you have set up your account already, click here to get started!
The following is a partial list of small group curricula owned by the church. If you would like to check one of these out, or inquire about others, please contact Mike and Mary Davis.
Use these helpful support resources from Church Community Builder to assist you as needed. Login to MyRPC to manage your group’s roster, communication, and attendance reporting. Need additional help navigating MyRPC? We provide you, our RockPointe Small Group leaders, with step-by-step instructions on how to manage your group, such as Group Messaging, in myRPC as well as this Leader Guide.
Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Kindle / Paperback)
Making Room for Life, by Randy Frazee (Kindle )
Leading Life Changing Small Groups, by Donahue & Robinson (Kindle / Paperback)
Personal Disciple-Making, by Christopher Adsit (Paperback)
Transforming Discipleship, by Greg Ogden (Kindle / Paperback)