Vision: To intentionally connect and grow our entire church relationally and spiritually in this time of separation.
How It Works:
-Total of 8 adults per group made up of a mix of existing friends and newer people at RW
-This group will remain the same for this entire school year
-If you can’t think of who to connect with for a group, we can help you based on stage of life and what city you live in.
-One person in each group will be the point person for Riverway communication
-Each group will create a text chain so easy communication and encouragement can take place
-Kid content will still be available for kids to watch and participate with weekly
-Meeting on Sundays at 10am or 5pm, weekly or every other week, during this school year
-Each House Church can decide whether to meet weekly or bi-weekly.
-They can also decide which time slot works best for them
-The house location can stay the same or rotate between the group
-We encourage a time to eat together and discuss the message after watching the service
-Plan on a 2-hour time slot each time you meet
-This keeps your friendship circle small to avoid multiple group exposures. (Think sports bubble)
**-We are encouraging safety measures each time the group meets:**
-Recommend that all main surfaces doorknobs get sanitized ahead of time
-Recommend that everyone uses hand sanitizer in and out of the house
-Each group can decide from there what other safety measures they would like to take
**-Each semester a pastor will check-in with your group over zoom to encourage and connect**
**-Will provide Amazon links for any tech needs to help your group watch church on your TV**
**-Initial care packages going to each group leader include the following:**
-Good smelling hand sanitizer
-T-shirts for everyone in your House Church
*For those that are immune-compromised or do not feel comfortable gathering because of the coronavirus, we will be creating **ZOOM House Churches**. You will do much of the same as above, but connect over video chat.
• Sunday, September 13th - Fall House Churches begin!
• Saturday, December 12th - Fall House Churches end
• Sunday, January 17th - House Churches begin
• Sunday, May 9th or May 23rd - House Churches end for summer break