CARE Groups are what we call our small group ministry at Keystone.  As the name implies, it is a place where you can “care” for one another.  But CARE is also an acronym that stands for the intentions of our groups:

Community - a group of people with a common interest
Authenticity – a place where we can be real with one another
Relationship - with one another and with Jesus Christ
Encouragement - to spur one another on toward love and good deeds

In a church of over 600 people it is virtually impossible for good ministry to take place without CARE Groups.  So we’d really like to see everyone actively involved in one of our CARE groups.   We intentionally don’t have weekly evening worship services because we want to be sure you have time to be part of a CARE Group. 
Each CARE Group is unique, but generally speaking here’s what our groups are like…

  • 4 to 22 adults plus children, led by a shepherd or shepherd couple.
  • Most groups meet in homes twice a month, but some meet every week, and others only once a month.  Meetings range from 1 ½ to 3 hours in length.
  • Bible study of some sort is usually part of every meeting, but don’t shy away from a CARE Group if you’re not familiar with your Bible.  The shepherds will help you, and you can grow along side of others who are also learning.
  • Sharing and praying for one another.  Uncomfortable praying in front of others?  No problem, our shepherds are trained to be sensitive by not asking anyone to do anything that would make them feel uncomfortable. 
  • Food and drink are also a part of each meeting
  • Childcare varies from group to group, so be sure to read the details of each group to see if they offer childcare.
  • Most CARE Groups do service projects, such as serving a meal at The Factory Youth Center, helping at Water Street Rescue Mission, yard work for a family in need, etc. 
  • Social activities, such as miniature golf, hiking, biking, and weekend retreats are a fun part of each CARE Group. 
  • Being in relationship and truly caring for one another is the best part of all the groups.  You will have the opportunity to not only receive care, but also give it.  

Some of our CARE Groups are searchable and have made their information available for you to browse.  If you don’t see a group that looks right for you out of the searchable groups, there are a few other groups that are not listed on the website at this time.  Please click here to check out our searchable groups.  Or email Pastor Charlie at cwalter@keystonechurch.org and he will then contact you to discuss the options.