"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved." (Acts 2:42-47)
From the beginning Christians gathered in smaller groups to fellowship, to study the word, to share life, and to follow Christ together. Community Groups are how we seek to follow the biblical pattern of not only larger gatherings on the weekend, but also smaller gatherings throughout the week. We believe church is meant to be a family and that Community Groups are the primary place we live out this value of family.
Even during a time of increased restrictions and the need to follow city orders, we're committed to find ways to connect with one another in safe and God-honoring ways. For some that may mean gathering in-person in a backyard, for others that may mean connecting online. Whatever you're able to do, our goal is to see each Christian connected to a small group for support and encouragement during these trying times.
What will a typical Community Group look like?
Because of he COVID pandemic, here's what you can expect this Fall:
- Groups will be home fellowships of no more than 10 people, Zoom Meetings, or a combination of both
- Groups will meet at least twice a month to fellowship, study the Bible, pray and encourage one another
- Many will have smaller groups of just men or just women so that childcare can be swapped between parents
- An average meeting will last about an hour
Is there a Community Group in my area?
We currently have 14 groups that meet throughout the city and throughout the week. To get connected to a group, fill out our Community Group Interest Form by clicking on the button below and we'll gladly help you get connected.