Since RBC exists to worship God, love our neighbors, see transformed lives, and to send and be sent for the spread of the gospel through Jesus, it’s important to us that we have clearly established ministry strategies for doing so.
Our primary discipleship time each week is Sunday morning worship; that could be called our flagship discipleship event. Beyond that, we have a variety of ministries that we seek to employ in service of the discipleship process.
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Times & Locations
See the various times and locations below for currently active Small Groups at RBC.
Leading: Derek Archer
Time: 6:00-8:15 on Tuesdays
Where: Meeting at the Woods’ or the Archers’ (Route 30 – South Guyton)
Format: We have themed meals most weeks and everyone brings a dish, the study
Communication: Groupme app
Study: We also have been watching a documentary on Calvinism as well as alternating with a study through The Gospel Primer.
Dynamic: Our current make up is younger families with younger kids (average age of kids is probably 4-8 years old)
Leading: Olumide (912) 704-2391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 6-8 on Tuesdays
Where: Meeting at the Olumide houehold (Rincon)
Format: Dinner and a study
Communication: Text messages
Study: Sunday sermon review
Dynamic: A mix of families with younger kids
Wednesday Small Groups
Leading: Josh Kohl
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 on Wednesdays
Place: Alternates locations between members (Mostly Rincon)
Format (eat, study, prayer, etc.): We eat dinner, enjoy conversation, and sing a few hymns to close. Conversation topics vary, depending on the week. Overall, the format is pretty informal.
Study (What are you currently studying if anything): No formal study
Communication among group members: Group text messaging
Group Dynamic (Kids/adults/older/younger adults, etc.): Kids a bajillion
Leading: Dan Schroeder
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 on Wednesdays
Where: Schroeders’ – Pooler
Format: Dinner together – potluck and then study
Communication: Faithlife App
Dynamic: here is a mix of ages (60s, 50s, 40s, 30s, 20s) – 1 – 4 kids. We are trying to start growing one in the Pooler area.
Every Other Wednesday
Leading Robb Dickerson
Time: 6:30pm; we meet every other week on Wednesdays
Place: Alternates between Dickersons’ (Guyton) and Bretts’ (Rincon)
Format (eat, study, prayer, etc.): Eat, (light) study, quick prayer
Study (What are you currently studying if anything): For a while, we’ve been reading through Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. On the date of our group meeting, we’ll look at the evening meditation for that day. We do not pre-read (although you can). We discuss interesting points or questions based on that reading.
Communication among group members: We use Faithlife primarily. There may be some individual texts, but that’s rare.
Group Dynamic (Kids/adults/older/younger adults, etc.): Usually, 3-4 families (Dickersons, Bretts, Meyers, and Evans), with 10 kids (all ages 8 and under). Sometimes, up to 2-3 other families may join, but not consistently.
Friday (every other week)
Leading: David Colins
Place: Collins’ house (Rincon/Guyton)
Format (eat, study, prayer, etc.): Time of fellowship and prayer.
Study (What are you currently studying if anything): None
Communication among group members: Text message/Slack
Group Dynamic (Kids/adults/older/younger adults, etc.): Adults/kids
Why Small Groups?
Small groups are teams of disciples banding together to live on mission in Coastal Georgia and to make an impact in our families, neighborhoods, and places of work and play. They are typically composed of 4-6 families and are based somewhat-geographically. Small groups meet 2-3 times/month, usually on a weeknight, in the homes of church members and aim at engaging our communities and establishing broad but needed relationships among church members and visitors.
A typical evening at a small group might look like sharing a meal together and a brief word of devotion (even just 5-10 minutes) and then simply talking with one another, playing games, or strategizing about how the group might invite others for the community to join. We also encourage groups to consider using this time to sing and pray together. Some groups may be able to engage in formal bible study together, but we realize this will not be practical for every group, so we want to allow for a good amount of flexibility of activity for each group.
The groups are great opportunities to engage with one another, evangelize our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, and invite them to get acquainted with RBC. Our Small Groups have a clear plan and strategy for multiplying throughout Coastal Georgia where new leaders and coordinators are constantly being raised up and sent out.