Community & Life Groups
Community Groups are one of the most important components of who we are as a church. As our adult gatherings on Sunday mornings, these groups are a place to study God’s Word and apply it to life. They also provide opportunities to grow spiritually through fellowship, prayer, and service. Community Group involvement is an important step to building significant relationships and connecting with our church family. Community Groups connect people to God’s word, to each other, and to mission/service opportunities. They are the primary vehicle for caring for our church family.
Life Groups (formerly known as growth groups) are a small group of people who do life together under the Word. The purpose of a life group is two-fold: to grow together in God’s Word (Col 3:16) and to care for another from God’s Word (Heb 10:24-25). Life groups are organized and flow out of community groups, allowing them to be mutually beneficial to one another. Community groups enable us to strategically shepherd our life groups through training and caring, while life groups enable community groups to be intentionally strengthened throughout the week. All of our Life Groups will break for the summer and will resume in the fall.
**This summer, we will resume meeting in our Community Groups and Summer Electives. Community Groups will meet on June 6th, July 11th, and August 8th leading up to our fall launch on August 15th. We will offer two 3-week elective teaching blocks as well. Please click here for full details on the summer schedule.
A description of all of our Community Groups available below for your information.
Community Group Electives
This summer, we will offer two 3-week sessions of Community Group Electives with two different topics to choose from each session. You may pick one elective topic to attend each session.
Session #1, June 13th-27th
Elective 1: Southern Stories and the Christian Gospel: How the Truth of Jesus is Convicting and Comforting for our Southern Souls taught by Clayton Hornback
Elective 2: Voices of Wisdom: Sitting at the Table with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job taught by Ben Telfair
**Both electives will meet in the Fellowship Hall.**
Session #2, July 18th-August 1st
Elective #1 – Jesus Tempted: In the Desert and in the Garden taught by Paul Carstensen
Elective #2 – Lead: How the Gospel Guides our Everyday Leadership taught by Donald Clayton
**Both electives will meet in the Fellowship Hall**
This summer, Community Groups will meet on June 6th, July 11th, and August 8th with Community Group Electives meeting in between. Beginning August 15th, Community Groups will meet every week.
Ages 20s and up, Ed. Building – A219
Ages late 20s and early 30s, Ed. Building – A220
Ages 30s & up, FH 1
Ages mid-30s & up, Ed. Building – A218
Ages late-30s & up, FH 3
Ages 40s & up, FH 2
Ages 50s & up, Ed. Building – A217
Ages mid-50s & up, Foyer Room
Mostly ages 60s & up, FH 4
Mostly ages 70s & up, Library
*These descriptors are meant to serve as a guide to help you select a community group. Anyone is welcome to visit any group.