What if I can't attend GroupLink?
If any of the groups that form at GroupLink aren’t full, we’d love to help you get connected. We’ll post a list of groups with openings a few days after the event. You can sign up online if one of the groups matches your stage of life and meets at a place and time that work for you.
Open group listings are active for 3 weeks after GroupLink. Openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can also try a Short-Term group. They're like Community Groups, but meet weekly for a short term to explore one topic.
Short-Term Groups happen seasonally throughout the year. For more information, click here.
If I registered for GroupLink, does that mean I have joined a group?
No. We will use your registration information to introduce you to people at GroupLink you could potentially be in a group with to give you a starting point. Only you can decide if a group logistically works for you. You come to GroupLink to meet others and decide which group you would like to join.
Do I need to register for GroupLink?
Registration is highly encouraged because we are doing something new this January. We will use the registration information to help you meet people with similar group preferences.
How will GroupLink be different?
In the past, we’ve started the night with 30 minutes of mingle time where you tried to find people in your area of town who were looking for the same type of group and could meet on the same night of the week as you. At this GroupLink, those who pre-register will start the evening with an initial connection group comprised of other people looking for the same type of group in the same area of town. The first step when you arrive is to talk about meeting night and location. If the logistics of this connection group work for you, you've joined a group. If it doesn't work, volunteers will help you find a different group.
Does this mean you are assigning me to a group? What if the initial connection group doesn't work me?
No. We want to introduce you to people who you could potentially be in a group with to give you a starting point. Only you can decide if a group logistically works. If the initial group isn't a good fit, volunteers will help you find a different group.
What is the difference between GroupLink and a community group?
You go to GroupLink, a one-hour event, to join a Community Group. Community Groups are small groups of six married couples or eight individuals of the same gender who meet weekly in someon's home for community, spiritual growth, and prayer.
Is childcare provided at GroupLink?
Childcare is not provided, but we do reimburse (at a predetermined rate) for babysitters needed in order to attend a GroupLink event. Childcare reimbursement forms are provided at GroupLink.