A Small Group is an intentional gathering that meets regularly with individuals who agree to be part of each other’s lives by consistently fellowshipping, studying the Bible, and serving together.
Our Mission encourages individuals to actively and engagingly be purposeful about their calling through:
- Fellowshipping: Experience life with others. (Romans 12:10)
- Bible Study: Go deeper in your faith and the Word of God. (Proverbs 27:17)
- Service: Encourage others and bear one another’s burdens. (Galatians 6:2)
And ultimately by becoming a disciple who makes disciples. (Matthew 28:19-20)
What is a small group?
Small Groups are a way for individuals to connect and do life with others as followers of Jesus. These in-home or online fellowships of 3-10 people are led by leaders and hosts and typically last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Online groups my be shorter. Light refreshments are generally included.
How important are small groups?
At Grace Church, we believe that community is the essence of loving, growing, and serving one another. By searching and studying Scripture together in Small Groups, we simultaneously fulfill both the Great Commission and Great Commandment and have a network of godly fellowship.
When do small groups meet?
Some groups will meet on weekday evenings, others will meet during the day. When you register you can see each group’s day/time/city details to find which one is the best fit for your schedule.
How long is a small group?
Group sessions correspond with our class semester and teaching series schedule and will run from 9 – 12 weeks during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Some continue during the summer. Each semester you can choose whether to stay in the same group, try a new group, or a take a break. Most groups will stay together throughout the entire year.
How do I sign up for a group?
Click the “join a group” tab, and register for the group of your choice. Your small group leader will follow-up with you regarding their address and further details.
Is childcare available?
Each group has a different plan for childcare that works best for them. Please confirm when you register so your group host can plan accordingly.
Is there an attendance requirement?
Commitment is key for you and your group to grow together! Life happens, and allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and special events. You can decide in the first three weeks whether your group is a good fit for you.
How do I sign up to lead a small group?
Click on the “Start a group” link above to get started. We’d love to equip and empower you.