Community can be a buzz word in Christian circles, but it simply means “together is better.” How well we relate to one another within the church speaks volumes about our spiritual health and maturity.
Our church is built on the concept and cultivation of Community Groups. We believe God created us to live in community, and our small groups give us a chance to fight the drift of isolation, and engage one another through biblical and practical discussions. Community Groups also challenge us to look outward to how we can be a blessing to those across the street and around the world.
The goal of our Community Group ministry is to develop authentic, life-changing relationships in an atmosphere of encouragement, accountability and trust while growing in our knowledge of God. Living in biblical community will change you for the better by helping you live with the end in mind.
How to Join a Community Group
1. Start with a Conversation. To learn more or to get connected we want to invite you to stop by the Starting Point desk in the lobby or to meet one of our pastors in The Living Room. Our pastors would love to meet you and get to know you. A next step to getting connected would be to attend something we call Connecting Point.
Connecting Point occurs right after each of our services on the second Sunday of every month. These short receptions will help you discover if Fellowship might become your church home. You’ll meet some of our staff and others who are new to our church. We’ll give you a glimpse into who we are and what really matters to us. Children are invited and activities and refreshments will be provided.
2. Request to join a Community Group. After Connecting Point, you can let us know if you would like to be placed in a Community Group via a form with information about yourself (i.e. age, marital status, children, location, experience in a small group) and a conversation with our community group pastor.
The placement process is designed to be intentional. We use your info to help us find the best fit for you among the dozens of Community Groups at Fellowship. There are many factors to consider during the placement process, and we see this as an opportunity to partner with you in your spiritual growth.