Why should I join a Community Group?
Christian community is essential to the Christian life. Community gives us the chance to know and be known by others. It gives us the opportunity to practice and experience the “one anothers” of scripture (e.g., love one another, care for one another, etc.).
When do Community Groups start?
Groups typically begin in September after Labor Day.
When do Community Groups meet?
They meet throughout the week, depending on what works best for the group members. They typically meet in the evenings, though some groups may meet in the mornings or during the day.
How long do Community Groups run?
Community Groups loosely mirror the school year. We offer two sessions per year (Fall semester and Spring semester). We ask that you commit fully to at least one session. At the close of a session, you may decide to continue, or you may try another group for the next session.
Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome. We have Community Groups for elementary aged children, for students, and for adults. Formats will vary across these ages and stages of life.
Where do Community Groups meet?
Most groups meet in area homes.
How many people are in a Community Group?
Typically, the groups range in size from 8 – 14 people.
Who leads a Community Group?
Community Groups have two leaders (or lead couples), one acting as the lead facilitator and the other as the co-leader. Additionally, there may be a host-home person or couple.
What should I do for childcare?
Because Community Groups meet throughout the week at various times and locations, we are not able to provide childcare for all the groups. However, there are many good options to consider…
- Members bring their children.
- Group shares one or two babysitters at the host home.
- Rotate weeks. Husbands meet one week. Wives meet the other week.
- Each member is responsible for arranging childcare for their children.
What curriculum do Community Groups follow?
Groups study the scriptures related to the weekly sermon. They do not rehash the sermon; they further explore and apply the main passage and related passages.
Some groups may use a different curriculum or pursue a particular study of interest (e.g., parenting, relationships, etc.)
What do I do next?
Join a group!
What if I still have questions?
Please feel free to contact one of our pastors. They will be happy to answer your questions and connect you with a group that is right for you.