Over the past 5 years, we’ve had the incredible joy of watching women embrace the vision of Cultivate and put in the hard work to grow into who God created them to be. We’ve seen the power of kindness and witnessed women experiencing and embracing it. Now, it’s time to recreate it.
Kindness builds credibility. It’s more than courtesy, it’s character. When women feel safe, they can be real. When women are real, they grow in deeper relationship with one another and more so, with God. Kindness is the conduit to invite women into Cultivate, but spiritual growth is the ultimate goal, and that best happens in the context of community.
Cultivate was never meant to be about seasons; it was meant to be about vision. Our vision has always been to connect in community. We need each other now, more than ever. We need a place to tell our stories and share our lives. It’s through community that we encourage one another to keep our eyes on Jesus. It’s in community that we are seen and known. This year, our focus is to be women who cultivate community.
Our heart and desire is to continue to provide meaningful and intentional ways for women to connect with God and each other. We’ll accomplish this through community groups, content that leads you into real conversation and free events that allow you to gather together with other women to learn, worship and grow.
This year, we’re not limited by space, seasons or schedules. This is Cultivate without boundaries and you’re invited in!
Tammy Brown Melody Workman
Founder, Cultivate Women Ministry Lead, Cultivate Women
How to Cultivate Community:
Some of you have found your community of Cultivate women and others of you are eager to connect. Maybe this is the year you recreate the kindness you’ve experienced by leading a group of your own. No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve walked through, you are welcome here and we’ll support you every step of the way!
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS TO CULTIVATE COMMUNITY:
- Continue in your existing group: If you attended a previous Cultivate season and/or you’re connected with an existing women’s group, reach out to your leader for details on when and where you’ll meet.
- Join a group: If you’re ready to get connected with a group, visit our Group Finder to find and join a group that fits your schedule and location.
- Start a group: If you want to take the lead and host a group, complete our Start A Group form. Don’t worry! We’ll supply you with training, resources and support – you just pick the place and time and get ready to cultivate kindness.
Women’s groups will vary by size, schedule and location, as decided by the group leader. All groups are offered at no cost and many leaders choose to support childcare options. When you join a group, you’ll be contacted by the group leader, who can answer any questions you have. If you’re a group leader and need to make changes to your group, visit our Group Update form.
Existing group leaders and those who complete a new Start A Group form will be eligible to receive our Cultivate ROGO Box with resources to support you as a leader. Our ROGO boxes will be available for pickup beginning March 15 at our Cultivate L!VE event and at all campuses thereafter. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about community groups.
Next Steps for Community Groups:
The purpose of groups at Sandals Church is to work out our vision of being real by cultivating God’s word into our everyday life, relationships and circumstances. Group leaders are committed to creating a safe place for you to engage in real conversation and apply what you’re learning from our weekend sermon messages.
HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO DO:
- Attend church on the weekends, then meet with your group as scheduled.
- Beginning March 5 and each Tuesday by 6pm PST, you’ll find our Cultivate Discussion Guide right here on our website, with questions from the weekend message adapted to encourage real conversation and empower women to live out their faith.
- Under the direction of your group leader, you’ll have the freedom to discuss and expand on message topics, scripture or real life issues that are meaningful to you – all while connecting in a community of kindness.
It’s that simple! We encourage you to invest in growing spiritually wise by committing to cultivate God’s word into your life, attending church on the weekends and being real with your group. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about group logistics, content or leadership.
Community groups are the heart of Cultivate 2019, but we have SO many incredible things planned to cultivate community together this year:
The Cultivate Podcast: Join Tammy Brown and Melody Workman for our monthly podcast where they discuss REAL issues and empower women to cultivate truth, live out their faith and connect with a community of kindness. Listen on your own or talk about the podcast topics with your group.
Cultivate L!VE Gatherings: Attend our quarterly L!VE gatherings at Sandals Church Hunter Park to connect with the greater Cultivate community. These events will be FREE* and feature food vendors, Cultivate merchandise, worship and a special message. Childcare will be available for a small fee with pre-registration. Visit our 2019 Calendar for Cultivate L!VE dates. *Our May 31/June 1 event will feature a special guest speaker and registration will be required.
Cultivate PopUp: We’re bringing Cultivate to your campus with a visiting PopUp shoppe. Pick up your favorite merchandise, connect with your Cultivate Leaders and meet the women in your campus community. Check out our 2019 Calendar to learn when we’re visiting your campus.
Kindness Challenges: Throughout the year, we’ll be challenging you to take what you’re learning as a group and use it to meet real needs. Follow us @cultivatewomen on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on opportunities to show kindness in real life.
Thank YOU for partnering with us to make Cultivate a place for every woman. We look forward to the year ahead, as together we connect in community and commit to the vision of being real with self, God and others. If you have any questions about Cultivate 2019, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
“Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love (kindness). This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.” Hebrews 10:24-25 TPT