Small Groups


What is a Small Group?

A Small Group is an intentional and committed group whose purpose is to grow and serve as a community of disciples of Jesus Christ. Each group has its own identity and focus, but the core experience of every group is the same: spiritual nurture, accountability, and belonging. Group members share their lives through story, prayer, and listening to one another, what Methodism’s founder John Wesley called “watching over another in love.”

What do Small Groups actually do?

That depends. Some groups focus on relationships, others study together. But the primary core experience of every group is the same: spiritual nurture, belonging and accountability. This happens when group members talk about their lives, listen to one another, pray for each other and offer support and encouragement.

What is the commitment?

Initially, you are invited to come to a group for a month or six weeks. Try it out. Get to know people. If it doesn’t feel right, you are not obligated to stay. But if it seems like a good thing to do, commit for an extended period of time (8 months to a year) so that the group process has a chance to work and you can get the most out of your experience.

How often do they meet and how many people are in a group?

Most groups meet weekly. They range in size from 5 to 12 people. The small group size fosters intimacy, allowing members to really get to know one another.
Isn’t this asking a lot of me — regular meetings, intimacy, etc? Yes. We invite you to deeper discipleship, which like any good thing, takes time and effort. We think it’s worth it. The fruit of our Small Groups is growth in our relationships with God, one another and our community.
Lenten Bible Study Group forming
Small Group Bible study for Lent will begin on February 21st and continue through March 27th.  These 2 groups will meet at the church on Wednesdays, beginning 2/21, at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.  Watch the Happenings for sign up and book details.

Check back soon for small groups to join.