WHY GRACE COMMUNITY GROUPS?
We were made for community. No one exists to do life on their own. We need spaces made up of people from all generations of life, to share stories, eat meals, pray, and studying God’s Word. We need a space where we work to consider each other over ourselves. No community is perfect, and no two communities are exactly the same. We don’t expect them to be. Because people are messy, and our pursuit of Jesus is messy.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Every Grace Community Group has a few things in common. They each have recognized and trained leadership, people who are trying to follow Jesus, and a neighborhood that they’re focused on serving and reaching.
Grace Communities serve three main purposes:
1. Make Disciples
If you’re seeking to grow in your faith and love for Jesus and your understanding of the Bible then you should join a Grace Community Group. This is our primary vehicle for regular discipleship training.
2. Reach Their Neighborhoods
Every Grace Community Group is a community that exists not for itself, but for its neighborhood. In a Grace Community Group, Christians partner together to love their neighbors and share the gospel in creative and appropriate ways to the neighborhoods in which they live.
3. Train Leaders
If you’re interested in learning how to teach others about Jesus and one day lead your own community group, then you should join a Grace Community Group. This is our primary training ground for developing new leaders.
Is childcare provided?
We desire for our Grace Community Groups to be multi-generational. So, we want everyone, including the kids, to be integrated into what’s going on. We love kids and we embrace with joy the responsibility to disciple them. Each group can therefore decide how to integrate our kids.
Where do CGs meet?
Our Community Groups mostly meet in homes. We will help you find a Community Group near you based on your neighborhood.
How often do CGs meet?
Community Groups meet on different days and times throughout the week. Most will meet every week, while others may choose to implement some different rhythms for when or how often they get together.
What will my CG study?
Almost every Community Group will work through the message from the Sunday Morning Service. They will look to dig deeper in truth and application together. Some groups may choose supplemental material as well.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COMMUNITY GROUPS
If you are interested in visiting a Community Group, please speak to Patrick Yochum.