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What is Cultivate

Cultivate is gathering for young women ages 18-25. It was designed to create community among women from different churches and backgrounds to come together and grow in faith and friendship. Cultivate started in Hickory, NC in June 2017.


The Format

  • Socializing/Snacks
  • Games
  • Lesson
  • Weekly prayer partners

Previous Studies

  • Topical: Body Image, Hospitality, Friendship, Testimony, etc.
  • Fruit of the Spirit [8 week study]
  • Women in the Genealogy of Jesus [4 or 5 week study]
  • Philippians [4 week study]
  • 4 Types of Love [4 week study]
  • 1 & 2 Peter [7 week study]
  • Armor of God [8 week study]

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Leaders

  • 4 Leaders teach once a month and are on a rotation. {Sharing once every four weeks)
  • There are 3 semesters a year:
    • Fall | September- (mid) December
    • Spring | (late) January-April
    • Summer | June- August
  • Leaders typically commit to a semester at a time which requires 3 or 4 times teaching a semester.
  • Choose wisely: make sure your leadership is a good blend of older and younger women who have a passion for encouraging and authenticity in sharing. Keep in mind that this could end up being someone's niche, so think through who you should invite.
  • Have a facilitator: It is important to have someone running the meetings. This point person does not have to teach, but needs to be someone who can lead the group overall through the evening with transitions, finding leaders, plugging the leaders into a rotation schedule and communicating with the Cultivate group. 

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How to start a group

  1. Find a meeting place.
  2. Find 4 leaders.
  3. Come up with a scheduled time to meet each week. (Typically 1 hour and 30 minutes works well)
  4. Create a semester schedule for lessons and the speakers.
  5. Invite everyone you know and have them help spread the word. (the Remind App is a great resource)
  6. Figure out games that tie into your lessons and don't forget snacks!
  7. Contact me via email: emmadanzey@gmail.com to get more information.