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Growth Groups

What are Growth Groups?

At The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit, we believe people grow best spiritually when they are connected relationally. Just as a great meal is better with friends, the sweetness of Jesus is better savored in community. Growth Groups help you to find your place in a larger church and to keep taking next steps in your relationship with Jesus. We have groups available for men, women, and couples. Groups are usually made up of 4-10 individuals or 4-6 couples.

What do groups do?

  • Growth Groups usually begin on-campus for a season and then move off-campus, to a home, coffee shop or other comfortable place.

  • Our groups do life together! Whether it’s watching the big game, sharing a meal together or navigating through a difficult season of life, groups become like family as they navigate real life.

  • Groups typically meet once a week and go through a 6-8 week video or book study together.

  • Groups pray for one another and serve the community together.

How can I join an On-Campus Growth Group?
On-Campus Growth Groups begin each fall and spring! They meet each Wednesday from 6:30-8pm.

If you have questions about joining a group, contact Connections Director, Chris Chandler or visit the Next Steps Team at the Welcome Desk following a weekend service.

Want to host a group?
If you enjoy getting leading people nearer to Jesus, hosting a Growth Group might be for you! To learn more about what it means to host a group, contact Connections Director, Chris Chandler.

Purpose of Growth Groups?
The purpose of Growth Groups is to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus inside a small community! Eventually, we want to see everyone in a Growth Group but depending on your current season of life, groups might not be the best next step. If you’re looking for a place of healing due to a difficult life-challenge or season, a member of our Care Team is ready to listen, support, and encourage you. You do not have to walk this journey alone! If this seems to be a better fit in your current season, please contact our Care Ministry Director Staci Allen or visit our Care Page.

Kristin’s Story