"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.
What will a typical Community Group look like?
- Bible Studies - God meets us where we are with His everlasting truth when we open the Bible. Together we can read God’s Word, learn to understand it and hold each other accountable to live it out.
- Prayer - The opportunity to pray as a group increases our fellowship with one another. When we pray together in a group, we are inviting others to participate in our weakness, pain, joy, and desire to serve God.
- Fellowship - The Christian life is difficult to live out on just Sunday mornings. Gatherings in one another’s homes creates space for teaching, encouraging, and presenting our needs to God and others.
- Discipleship - We believe that the local church is God’s plan A, and there’s no plan B for how He’s going about His mission in the world. We want to encourage and train others to serve God and His people with the gifts they have been given.
Is there a Community Group in my area?
We currently have several groups that meet throughout the city and throughout the week. To get connected to a group, fill out our Community Group Interest Form and we'll gladly help you get connected.
Have additional questions?
Contact Alec Shofeitt, our Deacon of Community Groups, at firstname.lastname@example.org