Frequently Asked Questions - HS Groups
What is small group?
Small groups provide the fuel that drives students to make good choices during the week. Ideally led by two adult leaders and a high school mentor, each small group includes students from the same school grade, geographic area, and gender. This gives them the opportunity to develop a group of Christian friends close to home, which leads to further encouragement and accountability. Students enjoy getting together outside of church with their Small Group Leaders and small groups for community service, personal/spiritual growth, and additional fun. Our goal is that each small group remains together for the duration of middle school. On occasion, a group that grows too large will be multiplied to keep relationships personal. But don’t worry—friends and former leaders are always around!
What does a Sunday look like?
It begins with a gathering in the lobby by the stairs. Around 12:30 the students and leaders will head upstairs to the Attic where they will be served lunch. During this allotted 30 minutes students will get to eat and socialize with their friends by talking or playing games found in the room (spike ball, ping pong, cornhole, Jenga, cards, Switch gaming.) This will be followed by a gathering time where students will be introduced to other students and leaders stories as well as challenged with a tension point and scripture relating to the current series. Next they will go to their grade based small groups. If small groups happen to finish before 2:00 pm students and their leaders will return to the Attic to connect before their parents pick them up or closing time.
Can a parent be a small group leader?
Becoming a small group leader is a fun and exciting way to stay engaged with your own middle school student. We absolutely encourage parents to become small group leaders—and, with our rapidly expanding student ranks, we need you—but we do not permit parents to lead their own children during InsideOut. Some students need more space than others and are far more likely to be candid in small group discussions when parents are not present. We’ll help find the best fit for you, as well as the right place to maximize your student’s experience in InsideOut.
How is my student's small group leader chosen?
Small group leaders volunteer to participate and then go through an interview/approval process before being selected to lead students. We group all students by school grade and gender.
Can my student bring a friend to High School Groups?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. High School Groups are designed to connect and build relationships with every high school student. We’re thrilled when your student is excited to share what he or she is experiencing at church. Please note that will be having periodic "On-Deck" events where we will invite all the HS Students of RockPoint and their parents to come and check us out. This could be the the most ideal time to invite friends but regardless we love having guest anytime.
What about baptism for InsideOut students?
We love getting to baptize students celebrating their decision and encouraging them in their walk with Christ! If your student is interested, please email [email protected] for more information.