Groups

Join A Group

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 Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Start A Group

Leading a Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your Group successful through Leader Training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed one day at a time by moving one step at a time toward Jesus, and as a Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at a group?

You’ve probably seen a Group meeting and not even realized it. A Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life-giving conversation and request prayer.

How often does a group meet?

Most of our Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, summer, and fall. During the semester, most Groups meet once a week. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a Group.

How long does a typical group stay together?

Most Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join Groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple Groups each year. As relationships form, some Groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

Is there childcare available?

Childcare varies from Group to Group. When you search our directory for a Group, the Group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

What if I don’t like the first group I try?

The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first Group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few Groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple of different Groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy for finding success in Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a Group that is right for everyone—including you!

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