Small Groups – Bible Study and Beyond

Small Groups PhotoSmall Groups – The Start Of Big Things

Many of us are familiar with Small Groups as they relate to Bible Study. A trend in many areas, small groups of people getting together to study scripture has proven very effective. The groups foster a closer sense of belonging and give members the opportunity to express their own ideas and questions. This small group scenario plays out in many other areas of life. From work-study groups to social clubs and even non-profits all benefit from small group meeting experiences. Nearly every large organization or group started with just a handful of people meeting in someone’s living room. What small groups can you think of? Do you belong to one?

Growth Nipped In The Bud

You have a small group of folks who meet in your living room every Monday evening to discuss your climate change advocacy. On Tuesday morning you get a knock at your door. Seems a neighbor is not pleased about all the cars and activity in your gated community. It is YOUR group they aren’t happy about. It seems your very own HOA has received a complaint about your group. They are at your door right now, telling you about the HOA rule prohibiting groups from meeting in individual homes. Now what?

It is a growing trend that homeowner associations and other groups frown upon the traffic and activity that comes with groups of people meeting on a regular basis. This is especially true as your group starts to grow or expand their activities. Maybe, even if you are allowed to host meetings in your home or other private location you are just tired of hosting, setting up and cleaning for all your meetings. What can you do? Where can you go?

Movin’ On Up

If your small group is successful it won’t remain small. That is a positive thing in most cases. That is until you outgrow your meeting space or lose it. Sure, you can move to someone’s home where there are no restrictions, but you still have to clean and set up and…well you get the picture. You could always move to a back room at the local bar. Many of the options out there are not conducive to the growth of your group or even their impact on issues. You need a quiet, secure location to meet and centrally located to your members would be a bonus. It’s time to make the move out of the shadows and into the limelight. We have just the answer for your Small Group meeting needs. 

Come Grow With The Beacon Center

We have experienced the challenges of small group meeting locations ourselves. This is one of the reasons we just expanded and opened our Beacon Center Annex. It is a smaller venue located right next door to our larger venue. The purpose of the Annex was to give options to smaller groups. Maybe you only have a handful of members or your budget for space to meet may be small. You only need a couple of hours once a month. Whatever the reason, we now have a smaller version of our original meeting venue that may be just what you are looking for.

Why not book a tour of both our facilities and bring your group members. You can start out by visiting our website and completing a tour request, The Beacon Center would love to be home for your small group as it grows into a big group.

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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