Are meet-ups planned or supervised by Capstone?
Meet-ups are independently hosted by people at Capstone. They are external events planned and supervised by the meet-up hosts themselves, and Capstone 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.

How do Meet Ups diff from Community Groups?
Meet-ups and Groups both have an intentional, complementary purpose. Meet-ups are for temporary connection around similar interests, helping people to make friends from around the region. These friendships help provide a connection for people in our church who aren't ready to join a Group and its rhythms. Groups, and the discipleship and mission they incubate, are committed, family-like communities that are indefinite and location-based.

What liabilities are involved hosting a Meet Up?
Meet-ups are events hosted by you, the host, so the liability for meet-up hosts is equivalent to inviting friends to participate in a private event you’ve organized. Participants for meet-ups with potential physical dangers complete the sixty-second Meet-up Digital Waiver which releases the host and Capstone from physical liability.

Can I receive funding for my Meet Up?
In general, meet-up hosts and participants must fund the event themselves and find their own venue. The only cases in which Capstone might provide funding for your meet-up is if it is service or mission oriented. Contact for more info.

What do I do if my meet-up fills up, or has too few RSVPS?
If your meet-up fills up, email right away so they can take it down from the website. If not enough people RSVPd, try reorganizing your meet-up at a later time with more notice, or try a different idea.

How will people hear about upcoming meet-ups?
As for Capstone's forms of communication, upcoming meet-ups will be occasionally shared on social media, the weekly Capstone Corner, or app notifications. 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.

If I enjoy meet-ups, why should I join a Group?
Meet-ups help provide a space of connection around similar interests. Groups are long-term, family-like communities with a regular family meal, and are the heartbeat of Capstone. They are followers of Jesus and their friends, learning to live like family, for the good of their city. 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.

I'm in a Group. Why should I attend a meet-up?
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 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 relationship.

What about “gray area” activities that involve things like alcohol, etc?
Meet-ups communicated by Capstone 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. Because we don’t know what going on behind-the-scenes in anyone’s life and the struggles they may have, we don't recommend centering a Meet Up around consumption of alcohol.