STEP is relaunching a program they ran in the mid-90s, called Family Share Teams. The hope for this pilot program is to have 3-5 teams of 6 people each. Each team sill come alongside a family living in Gilpin Court for a one year commitment of about twice a month. STEP would love for one of these initial Family Care Teams to be from Christ Pres. Already, Scott Gwynn and Bekah Yowell, regular attendees of CPC, are planning to be on a team, and would love for four others from Christ Pres to join them.
Please read below to learn more about he program, which will start in September, and prayerfully consider whether you might want to join Scott and Bekah to form a Christ Pres Family Share Team. You can also learn more at an introductory meeting with dessert on June 6th (details below).
Please join your friends at STEP for Dessert and the Introduction of Family Share Teams!
What is a ‘Family Share Team?’ This ‘team’ consists of a group of 5 or 6 adults, married or single, along with their children, who are connected with a Gilpin mom and her family for the purpose of encouragement, friendship, practical assistance and, most importantly, to share together the love and presence of Christ within the relationship.
We are excited about launching 3-5 teams in the fall and we would love for you to consider being a part of one!
The folks on each team embark on relationships, committing to a year, with the aim of meeting once a month as a team and once a month coming together as a group with the other teams. The goal is to provide enough freedom for folks to share time and get to know one another and yet be supported by a larger group for encouragement, fun and for the sense of being part of something bigger. Family Share Teams are not new to STEP; this concept was implemented in the mid-90s and proved to be effective in helping Gilpin families achieve goals in employment, housing, lifestyle and, for all involved, deepening relationships with Christ.
Please join us to hear more on June 6th, 7-8:30 pm
Hope Midtown Office
4912 W. Marshall St. RVA 23230.
Childcare will be available upon request.
Please RSVP by June 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please share with others who may be interested as well!