Off Campus Groups usually meet twice a month (some more often) for Bible study. These meetings are two hours long including a snacks/meal/fellowship time. However, we encourage Groups to do life together dinner nights, playing golf, boating, and even taking vacations together.
The biblical community that is built in a Group can be life-changing. Most groups also have a monthly social where they invite unconnected friends and/or monthly or quarterly project in which they serve.
Off Campus childcare is decided by the Group or individual family. The first hour of the meeting the children usually fellowship with the adults. During Bible Study time Groups have found various approaches to childcare:
Groups are also formed at Group Connect, which is an event on Brentwood Campus for those interested in joining a Group. This gives those looking for a Group a chance to meet and chat with several Group leaders. At Group Connect you may agree to try a Group for a six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, each person can choose to continue with the Group or search for another Group. This allows you a definite time to try a Group but also have the assurance that there is an out. Group Connect is offered periodically throughout the year on Brentwood Campus.
Off Campus Group meetings usually last two hours. That includes an hour for social, fellowship, meal/snack time — building community. And an hour of Bible study where the Group learns and discusses the material and Scripture that has been previously agreed upon. There is always time for prayer and sharing of life issues where others in your group can help you walk through life and not be alone.