LIFE GROUPS & ELECTIVES
Our desire is that every person would be welcomed and connected in community, be growing together in relationship with Jesus, and be living for God and living for people.
Life Groups & Life Electives are some of the primary ways we accomplish this goal. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
What to Expect
Life Electives are designed to be instructional, typically featuring a presentation from a teacher as well as some discussion. Each elective is a bit different, so take a look at the provided descriptions.
Life Electives take place at the church building (1401 Guelph Line), unless otherwise noted.
Life Electives vary in size, but most have roughly 10-30 people.
Many Electives are taking breaks for the Christmas season. Check back soon for January start dates.
Note additional groups may be added at a later date.
Life Electives operate on a "drop-in" basis, so feel free to check out as many as you'd like and attend as your schedule permits.
Mom's group (Waterdown)
Men's Prayer & Bible Study
Join us as we study God's word and pray together
An interactive parenting course on how to integrate faith into the everyday rhythm of your home.
Tuesday Evening Women's Bible Study
TIME: Tuesdays @7:00pm
Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Study
Come and be blessed as we study the word of God together.
What to Expect
Life Groups are casual, conversational groups. These groups are similar to what other churches may call "Cell Groups", "Home Groups", or "Small Groups". They involve a Bible Study component as well as time spent in fellowship (a.k.a. hanging out), discussion and conversation, and prayer. Leaders in Life Groups facilitate discussion rather than teach like they would in a Life Elective.
Groups meet in homes throughout Burlington and surrounding areas.
Life Groups vary in size, but most are around 8-14 people.
This January, our church family is participating in "Everyone Everywhere", where we are meeting in small groups around the city for 3 weeks in a row to study the same series.
To participate, click here.
Regular Life Groups will resume in February, so check back for details.
The CDC complies with AFI 34-144, the AF CDC Inspection Criteria and with NAEYC standards for accreditation. In addition, a Parent Agreement is maintained outlining additional policies that are more specific to the Susie Skelton Child Development Center.
For parents who need care on an irregular basis such as short term care for a doctor appointment, to workout or to volunteer in the community, hourly care is offered on a space available basis.
All CDC staff participate in ongoing training in addition to annual training requirements such as child abuse recognition and prevention. Staff training includes CPR and Pediatric First Aid.
Parent Advisory Board
The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is to build strong relationship between families and the program and utilize this relationship to foster an enriching experience for children and families. The PAB meets quarterly to discuss child development topics of interest and parent involvement activities. The PAB Focus Group is made up of parent and staff representatives who plan program events (portrait day, pumpkin patch, carnivals, book fairs, art auctions, caregiver appreciation week, food/clothing drives, etc.)