You are not alone! Fellowship One User Groups are designed to connect you to other F1 Users in your area, helping you develop a sense of community and camaraderie among the F1 Family.
User Groups are a great way to meet new friends who share a passion for ministry as well as work together to think creatively about how to solve your unique congregations' challenges.
Members establish professional relationships, forge friendships as well as share struggles and ideas. As in any community, the structure is up to the members and collaboration can be structured in a variety of ways:
- The community helps decide how often to meet – Some groups meet monthly and some quarterly.
- The community helps decide where to meet – Some meet in the same central location every time, and others rotate between host churches. That way no one church is responsible every time.
- The community helps decide the meeting format – Some meetings focus on a specific topic and may bring in a Fellowship One expert from time-to-time, other meetings might be held in a more open format (round-table discussions and information sharing).
The format is completely up to the group as a whole, with the leader acting as facilitator.
*Today's technology allows communities to form outside of geographic areas (via online meetings). You may find churches that use Fellowship One across the street or of a similar size or denomination three time zones away. The possibilities for community in User Groups are endless.