A community group is 6-12 adults that gather weekly in homes throughout the city. All groups are led by trained leaders who receives oversight and support from the pastoral team. Groups generally meet on Wednesday nights for about 1.5 hours for worship, Bible study, fellowship and prayer.
Although each group is a little bit different due to the personalities of leaders and members, there are some foundational things that happen each week in every group.
- After some time to catch up from the last week, groups take time to study and discuss God’s Word together. Each week, a companion study to the theme of Sunday’s sermon is used as a guide for discussion.
- Groups also spend time caring for each other. Times for openness and prayer for each other help groups get to know each other and bear each other’s burdens.
- Groups meet to disciple each other. Relationships deepen as you spend time in the word and prayer together. Those deeper friendships should naturally become more committed and focused on helping each other be more like Jesus.
- Groups seek to invite others to be a part of what God is doing. We proclaim the gospel through our words and actions both to those outside community and those already inside it.