While prayer and discussion of curriculum are key elements, the driving force behind the group is the building of relationships.
The atmosphere should encourage openness and transparency among members. This is an environment where people should feel free to be themselves.
For authenticity to occur, members must be able to trust that issues discussed within the group will not be shared outside the group.
Group members should never say anything that will embarrass their spouses or other members of the group.
A primary responsibility of the group is to prioritize for specific relationships. This requires a willingness to be available to meet one another’s needs.
Group members recognize that one of the goals of their group is to start a new group within the life cycle of the group. This allows others to experience the Community Group relationship.