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U-GROUPS

WHAT ARE
U-GROUPS?

A "Unity Group" or U-Group is UCJC's version of small group ministry. These groups consist of 6-12 people from our church and local community who are committed to growing together spiritually and relationally through studying God's word, fellowship, serving together and sharing life with one another. 

 

U-Groups are designed to provide a sense of belonging, and a more intimate opportunity to share faith and build stronger relationships. Ultimately U-Groups are meant to help us fulfill our vision to Embrace God, Embrace one another, and Embrace purpose.

WHY
U-GROUPS?

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. -Acts 2:46 (KJV)

  • Jesus modeled this with the twelve disciples.

  • We were created for relationships, with Father God and one another.

  • U-Groups make it easier for members to share faith, life, experiences and vision.

  • U-Groups provide a sense of belonging and help deepen relationships.

  • U-Groups help us to live authentically and to walk out life together.

  • U-Groups help you understand the Bible and how to apply God's Word to your everyday life.

  • U-Groups help us to live in the spirit of Christ Jesus.

  • U-Groups can help you walk out discipleship, worship, fellowship, ministry and evangelism. (Acts 2:42-47)

INTERESTED IN U-GROUPS?

You don’t have to be a Unity Member to sign up for a U-Group and you can bring a friend!

Email ugroups@ucjc.org to find a U-Group that's just waiting for U!

U-GROUP RESOUCES

What Is Your Story

This document can be used as a tool to help the members of your U-Group get to know each other better.  

Bible Study Resources

Here are a number of different resources that your U-Group can use to study the Bible. 

U-Group Recap Form

Use this form to track the activities of your U-Group. 

Upward, Inward, Outward and Forward Ideas for U-Groups 
  1. http://www.smallgroups.net- Saddleback Support for Small Groups

  2. http://www.randallneighbour.com - The Naked Truth About Small Groups

  3. http://www.dcfi.org/resources/article - Dove International, Articles about cell groups

  4. www.smallgroups.com - small group ministry site for Leadership Magazine

  5. www.touchusa.org - Small group resource site

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BECOME A
U-GROUP FACILITATOR

U-Group facilitators are required to be members in good standing at Unity, however; participants do not have to be a member, or even a Christian, to attend at U-Group.

U-GROUP FACILITATOR PREREQUISITES
  1. Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

  2. Has been baptized by immersion. 

  3. Has completed U-Group Leadership Training and is a member of Unity Church of Jesus Christ.

  4. Has completed leader training and agrees to implement the Leader Values listed below. 

  5. Is able to answer that there are no problems in the following areas:

    • Current habitual struggles or moral issues (drugs, alcohol, cohabitation, etc.)

    • Current marital struggles (infidelity, separation, divorce in process, etc.)

  6. Must support UCJC's Statement of Faith

U-GROUP FACILITATOR COMMITMENTS
  1. I commit to my best effort in living an exemplary Christian lifestyle while supporting the Church's leadership and foundational doctrinal beliefs.

  2. I commit to learning and growing through my daily time with the Father and other coaching/training opportunities provided by the Church. 

  3. I commit to cultivating a healthy and balanced group.

  4. I commit to developing a Future Host.

  5. I commit to including new members and looking for ways to release mature members to start new groups over time. 

  6. I commit to seeking balance with both the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in my group. 

Interested in becoming a U-GROUP Facilitator?

We'd love to have you! Click below to apply.