WHY COMMUNITY GROUPS?
When God gave Jesus the mission of reaching the world with the good news of His love and grace, Jesus employed a radical strategy: he poured his life into a small group (his 12 disciples). Life-change happens best in biblical Community because it provides the place to:
• Experience transformation through GOSPEL-centered Bible study and discussion
• Share in life-giving RELATIONSHIPS with others
• Understand and engage in the greater MISSION of God
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GROUP?
A Community Group is a group of 8-15 adults who usually meet weekly, either in a home or church facility, to pursue growing together in becoming whole-life follower of Christ. A typical group meeting includes Bible study, prayer, support and encouragement, and fellowship. Most groups are formed around similar life-stages. We recognize that every group has a natural life cycle. Depending on the life-stage of the group, the life cycle is typically between 18-36 months.
HOW DO I GET CONNECTED INTO A COMMUNITY GROUP?
The best group to jump into is a brand new group as it is just beginning. That’s why twice a year (Jan. and Aug.) we host an event called Group Connect designed to help you connect with available groups. It’s a great way to meet leaders and others seeking community in an easy and natural environment. In between those times, you’ll want to start with one of the Featured Groups listed below.