What is Inquirers?
Instead of a traditional “New Members Class” Second Pres offers a small group experience called “Inquirers.” The emphasis is on building relationships with each other and God as we reflect on what it means to be a fully-devoted follower of Jesus Christ. The Inquirers experience includes times of learning, laughing, working together, and growing in faith. At the end of the group time you may choose to join the Second Family, but there is no obligation to do so.
Who should attend? Who's Inquirers for?
You! Each group includes folks who are new to Christianity as well as folks who have been life-long Presbyterians. Absolute beginners and seasoned experts sit side-by-side and learn from each other. If you are not yet a member and are looking to take a step forward in faith, this is the group for you. Spouses are very welcome, too!
What will we actually do?
Classes are usually held in February and March. The emphasis of Inquirers is on building your relationship with Jesus Christ and other seekers like yourself. You’ll also learn a little about this congregation’s past and future, discuss what it means to be on a journey of faith, complete a mission project, and meet several church leaders – and have fun doing it! All this happens in an informal-“no question is too stupid”-setting. Coffee and childcare are provided.
What if I’ve never been baptized?
No problem! This group is the ideal preparation for baptism. We baptize several adults and children every year.
What if I can’t attend every session?
We know you have other commitments. If you’ll miss a few sessions, that’s o.k.; we can make that up. If you think you’ll have to miss more than a few, speak to your small group leader and we can discuss alternative arrangements. If you’re in doubt, come anyway!
When is the next Inquirers group being formed?
The next group will form in February 2016!
What about child care?
Our Nursery and Sunday School will be open for all morning sessions.
How do I sign up?
Just contact the Office Manager, Destinee Friskey (243-4571; Destinee@GrowWithSecond.org), and we’ll expect you. You'll be glad you came!