Finding Community Through Common Interests

It seems like the older we get, the harder it becomes to begin and maintain meaningful friendships. When we were students, the forced repetition of classes and activities created easy opportunities to meet new people.

Let's recapture that as adults! Let's take our hobbies, passions, and interests and use them to connect us to new friends who love the same things. Meet-Ups can remove the awkwardness of starting new friendships. Join us as we find community through our common interests.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are meet-ups?
A: Meet-ups are events hosted by people at KHC that bring people together to create meaningful friendships around the things they love. Whether it's hiking, reading, painting, or eating tacos, anyone can host or join a meet-up centered on something they love doing, whether it be a one-time thing, or recurring.

Q: Are meet-ups planned or supervised by KHC?
A: Meet-ups are independently hosted by people at KHC. They are external events planned and supervised by the meet-up hosts themselves, and KHC communicates their events to our church body. To limit liability, we require background checks for meet-up hosts, as well as a Release Waiver for participants in meet-ups with potential physical danger. 

Q: How will people hear about upcoming meet-ups?
A:
As for KHC's forms of communication, upcoming meet-ups will be occasionally shared on social media, the weekly e-news, or app notifications. Also, when we are able, they will be announced from the stage at the Sunday gathering. For the most part, the general ongoing traffic to the meet-ups homepage should help give exposure to new meet-ups, as well as word of mouth and personal invitations from the host.

Q: If I enjoy meet-ups, why should I join a Community Group?
A: Meet-ups help provide a space of connection around similar interests. Community Groups are long-term, family-like communities, and are the heartbeat of King's Harbor. They are followers of Jesus and their friends, learning to live like family, for the good of their South Bay. This is the place where discipleship, accountability, and mission happen. Expect to make friends who feel like family, learn the joy of serving others, and take your next step in following Jesus.

Q: I'm in a Community Group. Why should I attend a meet-up?
A: 
Meet-ups will help you make more friends and connect with the wider church family by doing things you love together. Many Group members appreciate the long-lasting, committed relationships they've found in their Community Groups, but may feel disconnected from others in their life stage, or from most of the people they see at Sunday Gatherings. Meet-ups help fill this gap in relationships.

Q: What about "gray area" activities that involve things like alcohol, etc?
A: 
Meet-ups communicated by KHC should have a primary activity that is not explicitly controversial. "Trivia Night" (at a pub in your neighborhood) makes sense. On the other hand, "Let's get drinks" does not. We always want to be mindful of brothers and sisters who may face issues with addiction.