FCC has crafted a settling-in plan for our newcomers which we believe will best introduce and settle them into our community where we hope they will find a home in Christ.
We start off with a casual after-church meeting:
NEWCOMERS MEETING, a simple get to know each other session where new visitors, pastoral staff and a few seasoned members will introduce ourselves and share what got us to drop by and check-out FCC in the first place. It is usually held on the last Sunday of the month.
We then proceed to a more structured phase:
SEED – Settle Easily, Engage Deeply, which is a series of 4 Introduction-to-FCC sessions where we talk about:
- History of FCC
- What we do as a community
- FCC’s theological position
- A short Introduction to the 6 passages in the Bible that is traditionally believed to have mentioned homosexuality
The SEED sessions are held fortnightly and each session is about 45 minutes. Upon completion, we will then proceed to the “experiencing community” phase:
SPROUT, where we invite you to join a 6-month time-based cell group, comprising mostly of participants who are similarly new to FCC. This will be the opportunity for you to experience community, build relationships, deepen your faith journey and decide for yourself if all that is what you are in search of.
At the end of the 6-month period, the trial cell group can become a more permanent entity if the members so desire. Or if they have formed friendships with members of other existing cell groups, they can join those groups as well.