What are Transform Groups?
Transform Groups are small groups of around 10-12 people that meet throughout the week mostly in homes and some at other locations for about 90 minutes to build friendships, learn the Bible, and grow spiritually. TC Groups are a great way to get connected and get to know people and make new friends while growing in your relationship with God.
Who are Transform Groups for?
A Transform Group is a great next step for anyone who has completed Growth Track, Starting Point, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Emotionally Healthy Relationships.
Why should I join a Transform Group?
- Weekly Bible study will help you grow in your faith (Psalm 119:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
- Prayer from others helps you get through the tough times (Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14-15).
- You’ll meet new friends in this busy city that will encourage you (Proverbs 27:17).
- You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).
What is a typical group meeting like?
Each TC Group is unique, but generally, all groups have some social time with snacks and conversation up front, followed by a time of study and prayer. The meeting will last somewhere around 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours.
How often do Groups meet?
Groups usually meet once per week for a semester of usually 10 – 12 weeks.
How do I sign up for a Transform Group?
You can sign up online by clicking “Find a Group” button. Once you find a group, click email the leader and request to join the group. You can also join a group by signing up on a Sunday morning via connection card.
What about childcare?
Each individual group is responsible for deciding how to handle childcare needs. Some options are:
- Have parents arrange for sitters on their own and attend the group without children
- Chip in together for a sitter who watches the kids in a different room while your group meets
- Group members take turns watching the kids each week
Can I host and/or facilitate a Transform Group?
Yes! We are always looking for additional people to facilitate a small group and/or individuals to open up their homes to host a Small Group. No experience necessary. One of the exciting components of TC Groups are small group meetings in homes. All you need is a living room large enough for around 10 or 12 people and a TV & DVD player. If you would like to facilitate a group or host a group send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
A new semester of Transform Groups begins February 10, 2020!
(SU1) [Sunday’s at 9:00am @ TC] Growth Track (Kid Friendly)
Growth Track is a series of classes designed to introduce you to the ministry of Transformation Church, guide you through the essential beliefs every Christian needs to know, help you get connected to the church and realize what makes you so unique. Growth Track is necessary if you would like to volunteer and become a member of Transformation Church. While you attend these classes, children (birth through fifth grade) are encouraged to attend TC Kid’s Ministry. Growth Track classes normally meet each Sunday at 9:00am in the TC Students Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor.
(SU2) [Sunday’s at 9:00 am @ TC] Settle for Nothing Less (Kid Friendly)
A one-hour parent seminar with research-based content, parents will learn about the 10 greatest influencers of spiritual health for your kids. It takes place every third Sunday of the month.
(M1) [Monday’s at 7:00pm in Middletown] Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas (Kid Friendly)
What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? What if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? Join us and discover that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, bestselling author Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love God more and reflect more of the character of his Son
(M2) [Monday’s at 7:00pm at TC] Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey (No Kids)
Financial Peace University is our 9-lesson class that teaches you how to win with money. Join us as we learn how to:
- Get out of debt
- Build wealth
- Live and give like no one else!
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(T1) [ Tuesday’s at 7:00 pm @ TC] Starting Point by Andy Stanley (Kid Friendly)
This course offers the tools necessary to make becoming fully transformed followers of Jesus happen in your life. We will lead you step-by-step, from healing to growth. If you are new in your relationship with Jesus and looking for a strong foundation, come join us.
(T2) [Tuesday’s at 7:00pm @ TC] How to Read the Bible by Mark L. Strauss (Kid Friendly)
Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God’s unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows every day Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture.
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(T3) [Tuesday’s at 6:45 pm @ TC] Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero (Kid Friendly)
EHS addresses the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. This group will equip you on how to effectively work out conflicts and grow in unity while using silence and scripture as a daily life rhythm.
(W1) [Wednesday’s at 7:00pm @ TC] Ephesians (Kid Friendly)
Join us in a study as we walk through the book of Ephesians, explaining how this unique expression of the gospel shows peace through grace. This study will also encourage you to move from division to unity as the body of Christ.
(W2) [Wednesday’s at 6:45 pm @ TC] Parenting by Paul Tripp (Kid Friendly)
This group is for parents of children age 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18. While kids play, parents will fellowship and share thoughts on 10 a session journey through the Bible to discover a different and better way to parent. Children are not required to attend.
(TH1) [Thursday’s at 10:00am @ TC] Intercessory Prayer (Kid Friendly)
Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. Intercessory Prayer is the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person. The Intercessory Prayer group prays for the needs and requests of the people of TC. Join us as we reach out to God through prayer.
(TH2) [Thursday’s at 7:00pm @ TC] Adulting by J.P Pokluda (Kid Friendly)
Every day, another Millennial becomes an adult. For many young people, the transition is a bumpy one, fraught with opportunities to make mistakes and bad choices. The clear expectations they had at home or in school are gone, and they may feel unprepared to face what comes next. Join us as we comb through entertaining stories, personal experience, insights from the Bible, and compelling evidence from research, and navigate together on life as an adult.
(TH3) [Thursday’s at 7:00pm @ TC] Grief Share (Kid Friendly)
This group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through the grieving process alone.
(TH4) [Thursday’s at 7:00pm @ TC] Soul Keeping (Kid Friendly)
When is the last time you thought about the state of your soul? The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith. We’ve neglected this eternal part of ourselves, focusing instead on the temporal concerns of the world—and not without consequence. Author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul—the most important connection to God there is—and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth.
(F1) [ Friday’s at 7:00pm @TC] Celebrate Recovery (Kid Friendly)
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for anyone that finds themselves stuck dealing with any hurts, hang-ups or addictions. We use the step study program to help guide us on what the Bible has to say about overcoming bad habits. Step 2 Powerless: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable