Open Circles - Caring for one another
In short, Open Circles is how we care for one another in the life of King's Baptist Church. It’s not your traditional small group, although some groups may choose to gather in that way. Open Circles are primarily about looking out for and caring for one another. Generally 8-12 people are put together in an Open Circle group, meeting together anywhere from weekly to quarterly, with the intention to care for and look out for one another.
Why Open Circles?
Our focus at KBC is on being a place all belong. We believe church is the people who encourage and pastorally care for one another.
We believe natural connections are the best way to build as sense of community, encourage one another in faith, pastorally care for one another and include new people into our church.
But we also recognise intentionally including one another; old and new, young and old helps us to express Gods love to the world.
Jesus said in John 13:34 - 35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
So with this in mind, our hope and aim is to have the whole church “belong” to a circle.
Belonging would mean:
Committing to care for one another
Committing to meet together from once a quarter to weekly
Committing to occasionally include new people together as a group
We as a leadership believe this is where real church can happen, commitment to one another but not so formal as to destroy the organic nature of true relationships.
We believe this is where real discipleship can happen.
To join or connect with one contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org