No one is meant to do life alone.
We are wired for relationships. If you're looking to get to know some people in our community in a context that extends beyond Sundays, we'd love for you to join one of our groups.
Two Kinds Of Groups
Dinner groups meet all over the city. There's no agenda for the group, other than to eat an get to know one another better. These groups are the perfect entry point into the life of our community and a great way to experience new friendships in your neighborhood. If you are interested in getting more information about a dinner group, click on the button below and we'll get back in touch with you right away.
Study Groups meet all over the city. They meet on a regular basis to discuss a book, topic, or idea that is of interest to those who attend. Study Groups are a great way to experience new friendships and to learn more about God along with what's going on in the world. If you are interested in getting more information about a Study Group, click on the button below and we'll get back in touch with you right away.
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Many good-hearted, Jesus-loving, God-honoring people in churches all across the nation desire the very things that only healthy friendships can offer. Churches are often incapable of offering such things through their staff-structures alone. As a church grows, so does the need for healthy relationships rooted in grace and love. Grace teaches us to practice friendship in a way that allows us to “come as we are.” Love teaches us that we are far too valuable to remain as we are forever. Friendship sympathizes with as it challenges. It accepts one where they are while providing framework of accountability. When we say that “friendship” is one of the reasons why we do small groups, we mean it in this context- “relationships that enhance life and allow people space for growth.”
Our small groups also serve as a “care” framework. No one is to go through the valleys of life alone. It is in times where we find ourselves in our greatest need that only a surrounding network of friends are able to care for us effectively. One person caring for one person is not enough. It takes a collective in which all participate for the greater good. True friendship leads us to the inevitable point where we long to care for each other.
At the heart of the mission of any church is an aim for people to grow spiritually. If we grow in every arena of life, yet the life of our soul lies dormant, we are not living as fully-human expressions. Each small group gathers toward this end- forming friendships that lead us to a place of care. Caring for each other fully means that we are intentional about the study, discussion, and practice of materials that challenge us to know more about Jesus and to live more “fully” as he taught us to live.