Alone We Go Fast, Together We Go Far

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”    John 17:20-21

Community is essential.  This is a reality we all feel each and every day.  It is so essential that Jesus prays that we be so united in community that we match the “oneness” that God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit experience.  God’s word teaches us that this community is to be authentic (James 5:16), transformational (Hebrews 10:24-25) and missional (John 17:21).  

Often we think of community as something that yields peace for us.  This is true, but it also becomes a magnet that pulls others to the discovery that Jesus is pursuing them and gives them the tools to pursue Him in return!


Types of Groups

Life Groups

These are groups that experience life together, whether over a meal or while serving in the community.  These groups typically go through the sermon notes as a way to implement what is learned each Sunday in service.  

Discipleship Groups

We believe these classes are essential to a believer in understanding the Gospel, how to live in relationship with God, his purpose for our life, and how to engage that purpose.  These classes hold a more significant commitment than the typical small group.  They last 15-20 weeks and could require a small fee. 

Bible Study Groups

These groups are designed to engage each individual in community centered around a specific topic of study, book or a book of the Bible. 

Affinity Groups

These groups are people hanging out and engaging the idea of community centered around common interests—basketball, Zumba, photography, moms group, etc.

Missional Communities (Coming this Soon)

 It is by our love for one another that the world will know that we are His disciples.  So a missional community is a group of people who love one another and together are sent to reach a specific group of people.  It is when a missional community lives in this manner that we provide a neighborhood, a network of friends, or a city the opportunity to see how the love of God really changes us, making it possible for them to see how the gospel can change them.  If you are interested in learning more about missional communities or starting one, please check the box and we will be in touch!

If you are interested in leading a group please fill out the attached application and Jim Sonnenburg will contact you about setting up a meeting and training opportunities.