Small Groups

Small Groups

Stronger Together

Meet up for Bible study and connection in a smaller setting, often someone’s home. Some groups focus on the material explored in our Sunday sermon series, others choose their own books/topics.

Our Mission

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:

  1. Fellowshipping: Experience life with others. (Romans 12:10)
  2. Bible Study: Go deeper in your faith and the Word of God. (Proverbs 27:17)
  3. 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)

FAQ

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 fellowships of 8-12 people are led by trained leaders and hosts and typically last 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. 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. 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. Groups will be on break from mid-June through August.

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?

Small group leaders must meet membership and training requirements. You are welcome to participate in our next training session to see if God might be calling you to lead.

Lead A Small Group

Become a leader! Learn about what it looks like to lead a small group at an upcoming training session. You do not have to attend more than one session.

Leader Qualifications:

Small group leaders are individuals who:
-strive to love others (Mark 12:30-31)
-have a fruitful relationship with Jesus (2 Peter 1:5-8)
-are burden bearing brothers and sisters (Galatians 6:2)

We ask that all leaders complete the In-Touch Fellowship class before leading and attend Grace for a minimum of 6 months.

Leadership Training
RSVP for our next leader orientation on Saturday, Nov. 16th

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Resources

Check our our recent services to download a Group-Study sheet.

Lumar Vargas

Director of Small Groups Ministry
lumar.vargas@gracecma.org
440.243.4885 x163

Dawn Bentley

Curriculum and Communications for Small Groups Ministry
dawn.bentley@gracecma.org

Debbie Hawkins

Administrative Assistant
debbie.hawkins@gracecma.org
440.243.4885 x120