Dinner Groups are a great way to start building community by engaging with God while having fun.
Here are 5 reasons we think you should join us for dinner in 2017:
1. Dinner is planned
It is nice to know that you have one less dinner to plan each week. In 2016, we ate over 1,000 meals together. Dinner groups meet weekly, share a meal together and open conversations that lead to spiritual growth. Each group does dinner in their own way. Some groups order in, some take turns cooking, others do potlucks or go out. When you sign up, the leader will let you know how he or she organizes dinner.
2. Consistent encouragement
Whether it’s spending daily time with God, serving the community, being baptized, or another milestone, Dinner Group members encourage each other to take that next step. We are all at different points in our journey. Taking a step of faith can be intimidating, but you don’t have to take that step alone. You will have people rooting for you as you move forward and people who have your back when you fear you might fail. Dinner Group gives you a front row seat to watch the faith of others in action. Your faith will grow as you see Him at work in the group.
3. No long-term commitment needed
The majority of our Dinner Groups run all year long. You are welcome to join any group. There are also short-term groups that meet for 10 weeks. Short-term Dinner Groups are brand new groups created for those engaging dinner group for the first time. These groups are a perfect way to form new relationships with others who are also trying this out for the first time. Be assured, you are not the only one who is new.
4. It is a chance to be real for once
We are always going through life trying to fit in. A lot of the time that means we have to “fake it ’til we make it.” Dinner Groups are a place where you can let your guard down and be authentic. Often we hear Sunday’s conversation and think, “This is just for me!” Then we go to group to find out that we are all dealing with similar struggles. It helps to know that others are facing the same difficulties, or have already walked through them.
5. Find family in Hoboken
The strongest families are forged by sharing a meal around a table. People have traveled from all over to call Hoboken home. As a result, Hoboken Grace is made up of people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. It’s around these tables that you will establish and deepen relationships with people God has uniquely made and placed in your life. Your Dinner Group will grow together — enduring trials and making memories, just like a family.
We saved you a seat. Will you join us?
To sign up for a Dinner Group, register here.