Growth Groups FAQs
Read answers to commonly asked questions
What is a Group Growth?
How Important Are Growth Groups?
How Long Does a Growth Group Last?
What Do Growth Groups Study?
What is the Required Commitment?
Where and When Do Growth Groups Meet?
What Growth Group Should I Join?
What About Childcare?
It’s important that children don’t interrupt the flow of the meeting, either by coming into the room or by requiring parents to leave the meeting. Of course there will be times when this is unavoidable due to an emergency or special circumstance, but these times should be the exception, not the rule. If children are interrupting or within earshot, the openness and transparency of the group will suffer. Because of that, adult Growth Groups are for adults only (exceptions are made for nursing newborns up to six months). We do have Growth Groups for Middle School and Senior High students, and some groups may even decide to include their kids for a portion of the meeting or session. For adult Growth Groups, we leave it up to each group and/or family to work out their own childcare. Sometimes it works best for groups to have the children in another room (out of earshot and not interrupting the meeting), for families to share a sitter, or to swap childcare with another family whose group meets on a different evening or time.