WHAT ARE ALOHA GROUPS?
Aloha Groups are how we make sure everyone who attends Waikoloa Community Church finds “A Place To Belong.” One of the things we know is that the larger a church grows, the more important it becomes for the church to also continue to grow smaller. We don’t want anyone to ever “feel like a number” or feel like they are “getting lost in the crowd.” So we encourage everyone to connect with about 5-12 other people in a weekly Aloha Group as you “Do Life Together.”
WHAT HAPPENS AT ALOHA GROUP?
Aloha Groups are primarily friendship/fellowship groups. They often choose to include food or a full meal to share together. They really are about “Doing Life Together.” They are designed to provide an ‘ohana connection of like-minded believers who can support each other during difficult times and celebrate with each other during trying times. In addition to this fellowship time, Bible Study and Prayer are also part of what happens at each Aloha Group meeting. We learn more about God because of our shared experience. We often find that the people in our Aloha Group become the closest friends of our entire lives.
WHAT ARE THE CORE VALUES OF ALOHA GROUPS?
Mutuality: Encouraging each other and sharing responsibilities.
Sympathy: Supporting each other through trials and celebrating each other through victories.
Mercy: Recognizing that we are all imperfect, broken people who need to cut each other some slack.
Openness: Dropping our walls and defense mechanisms. It is a SAFE place to BE REAL.
Honesty: Speaking the truth to each other IN LOVE.
Humility: Admitting our weaknesses. Admitting and apologizing when we are wrong.
Courtesy: Respecting our differences. Communicating when we will be late or absent.
Confidentiality: “What happens in Aloha Group stays in Aloha Group.”
Frequency: Make Aloha Group the last thing that gets dropped in a busy week, not the first.
ARE ALOHA GROUPS A BIBLICAL THING?
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. ~ Acts 2:42-47
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. ~ Hebrews 10:24-25
HOW CAN I BECOME PART OF AN ALOHA GROUP?
Easy! Just fill out the form below. We will try to connect you with an ongoing Aloha Group or we will invite you to join a new forming group in the near future.