WHY COMMUNITY GROUPS?
Growing and maturing as a follower of Christ doesn't happen by accident. Depth in your walk with Christ only comes through active pursuit of becoming like Jesus. We know that this kind of life change happens best in the context of what the Bible calls community-- those intentional relationships that help challenge us to grow in becoming more whole-life followers of Jesus. This was the strategy modeled by Jesus as he invested himself in the 12 disciples, and at PV, Community Groups are the primary enviroment for seeing that life change happen!
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 followers 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 FIND THE RIGHT COMMUNITY GROUP?
The best group to jump into is a brand new group as it is just beginning. That's why twice a year in Januay and August 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.
Interested in finding more about what's involved in leading a Community Group? Click Here