Small groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Groups begin on February 8 and continues through May 9. Starting February 1, you can use our small groups directory to find the group that is right for you. You can search groups by topic, location or time. We recommend selecting a few groups that interest you before deciding on the best one. Contact the leaders to get more info, and make plans to try it out in person! If you would like to lead a group next semester, please register here.
In times of need and times of fun, Amazing groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.
Our small groups meet in homes, outdoors, coffee shops, businesses or church.
In the book of Acts, the early Christians were so inspired that they went from house to house, fellowshipping, celebrating and breaking bread together. They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. You will be inspired to grow closer and serve God together.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Fall Semester: September 6 - November 21
- Directory will be available August 30, 2015
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN A SMALL GROUP?
Small groups are a safe place to ask the tough questions about life, about God, and about the Bible. By participating in discussions, answering questions and sharing insights, small group settings make it easier to get a clearer understanding of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives.
God created us to “do life” with other people. He never intended for you to have to “do it alone.” People need people! There’s no pressure to share details about your life, but as group members get to know each other, you realize that you’re not alone in your celebrations, transitions and relationships. Over fifty times in the New Testament the phrase “one another” is used to describe our relationship to other believers. We are instructed to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another, bear one another´s burdens, and build up one another. You can follow these instructions in a small group!
Small groups provide excellent support in times of crisis, change, and stress. You´ll have a sense of stability and security knowing there are people who really care about you and are committed to standing with you. When someone loses a job, or a family member has an extended illness, or a mother needs a babysitter – these are practical needs that will be naturally taken care of through your small group. Your group will coordinate the sharing of hot meals to be brought in when your family is in need. Many people in our church could testify that they would not have made it through a difficult time if it hadn’t been for the support of their group.
It may be that some of your friends who don´t know the Lord wouldn´t be caught dead in a church. They have a preconceived idea and just the thought makes them defensive. But those same people may be open to an invitation to a casual Bible discussion in a home or office setting. In a life group, your friend can ask questions and express honest doubts without feeling “put on the spot”. When your friend sees the love and warmth and honesty of your group, it will make them more receptive to the Good News.
In the book of Acts, the early Christians were so inspired that they went from house to house, fellowshipping, celebrating and breaking bread together. They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ and the church grew daily.
Here's a list of frequently asked questions, along with answers. AGroups FAQ's.