What is a Community Group?
Community groups are small groups of approximately six to fourteen individuals that meet weekly in someone’s home to connect, look at God’s Word, and pray together. The individual groups often organize outings, events, and service opportunities. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity. The groups run for three 10-week sessions. (Some groups meet throughout the summer as well.)
2019-20 session dates:
Fall: September 8 - November 16
Winter: January 5 - March
Spring: March 22 - May 30
How do I join a group?
Pick up a community groups brochure located in the Scoop which is found in both of our worship centers. Contact information for each group is found there. If you need help knowing which group is for you, please email email@example.com or call the church at 626-339-7378.
Is childcare available during our group meetings?
Though we value children, our group environments are not an ideal place for children. Our discussions are adult oriented and this is valuable time for you to invest in your personal growth and relationships. 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 to watch the group’s children. Please contact our Groups Director, Jennifer Enriquez, if you need more suggestions or help find a sitter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we study and do I need to know the Bible?
We dive deeper into the sermon heard on the previous Sunday by using the discussion questions provided to all our church attendees. This allows for a time to look at specific bible passages, ask questions, and discuss personal application as it relates to what was taught. Missed church that week? We post the video online so you can watch before your group time. Everyone is welcome regardless of what they know about the Bible, and a community group is a great place to learn how to use a Bible with friends helping you. You will not be embarrassed or put on the spot because you aren’t familiar with Bible knowledge.
What if I don’t like the group or it doesn’t feel like a good fit?
The initial 4 weeks of each session 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 session, you are welcome to transition to another group or continue in that same group.