JOIN A COMMUNITY GROUP
How do I join a group?
The best place to join a group is at GroupLink. This is our environment where we present the available groups to potential members, and you get the opportunity to choose one.
***If you missed GroupLink you can still join a group by calling the church office (626) 339-7378 or filling out this simple form: Click Here.
What is a Community Group?
Community groups are small groups of approximately six to ten individuals that meet weekly in someone’s home to connect, look at God’s word, and pray together. Groups will also have fun events and opportunities to serve the community together. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity. Our children's ministry and youth ministry also have small groups available.
How long do they last?
We have three 10-week group “seasons” a year and break over summer. At the end of each 10-week season, you are welcome to stay in your group for the next season, transition to another group, or take a break.
What if I get stuck in a group I don't like?
The initial 4 weeks of each season is our “Test Drive” stage. If for any reason you would like to check out other groups, this is the time our leaders encourage you to do so. With no questions asked, we will gladly help you find another group. After the “Test Drive” stage we encourage you to commit to one group for the remainder of the 10-week season. After each season you are welcome to transition to another group or continue in the same group.
What do we study and do I need to know the Bible?
If you know nothing about the Bible you are welcome and will be comfortable in our groups. You will not be put on the spot or be embassared because you are unfamiliar with the Bible. Once or twice during a 10-week season, our groups will all be sermon-based which means groups will discuss the previous Sunday's sermon. Other weeks your leader(s) will choose a curriculum based upon the group's need and/or preference.
Is childcare available during our group meetings?
Though we value children, our group environments are not an ideal place for a child. Our discussions are adult oriented and children would consider this environment boring, irrelevant, and bordering on torture ;). You will need to secure childcare for your children. Some groups have come together to share (and lessen) the expense for childcare or had group members rotate and volunteer to watch the group's children. Talk with your group leader for help and ideas.