UP: Our relationship with God. In Luke 6:12, we see Jesus spending time in prayer. In the midst of so much he could be doing, Jesus takes time to pray to His Father. This shows how strong and how important Jesus considered his relationship to God. We want people to connect to God.
IN: Our relationship with other Christians, especially those we are discipling. In Luke 6:13-16, we see Jesus calling the apostles into a discipling relationship with him. They are going to spend a lot of time with him and be trained by him. We want people connected to one another.
OUT: Our relationship with the world, that is, with those outside the Kingdom of God. Jesus obviously did not live blocked off from people who weren’t good, synagogue-attending Jews. He went out into the world and worked to touch people’s lives with the Kingdom of God. We see this in Luke 6:17-19. We want to serve our community through Dinner Church, Celebrate Recovery, and other offerings.
We have groups comprised of all ages and stages of life. We will work to find a group that is a good fit for you.
Groups meet one night each week during the school year. Groups decide which night of the week is best for them. During the summer, groups take a break from regular meetings and often do social gatherings together in backyards or around the city.
Each group decides the length of time they will meet. Most groups meet for about 90 minutes. Online groups usually meet for 45-60 minutes.
Groups meet in homes, backyards, restaurants, parks, online, on our church campus, or a mixture of all of the above.
Many groups discuss how to apply the prior week's sermon to their daily lives. However, some groups may choose to do a topical study, discuss a book of the Bible, read a book, watch a video series, or discuss a podcast.
Childcare is managed by each individual group. Some groups rotate childcare responsibility.
Though each group differs in how they do things, group meetings include a social time, group discussion, and prayer.
Absolutely. We encourage everyone to check out a group before making a commitment. Feel free to check out more than one group. We hope visiting a group will relieve your natural hesitations and answer your questions.