Community Groups FAQ

What does a typical community group look like?
Why should I go to a community group?
Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to go to a community group?
Should I call a community group leader or host home before I plan to visit?
How do I get connected to a group?
Do I need to be a Christian to attend a group?
Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to lead a community group?
What usually takes place during community group?
What about my kids?
What should I expect when I visit a community group? 
Do all community groups study the same thing?
How do I start a group?
 
What does a typical community group look like? Usually composed of six to twelve people, multi-generational groups meet in homes throughout our community. All groups are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support from our pastoral staff. Groups generally meet each week for worship, bible study, fellowship and prayer. Many groups also participate in monthly service projects or social events, in place of a regular meeting.
 
Why should I go to a community group?  I already go to Chruch on Sunday.  These groups provide sanctuary from the pressures and anxieties of life and facilitate the formation of new friendships. Community Groups are places where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to our fellow man. As God made us for community, we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. Our hope is that everyone who attends our church will be involved in a Community Group.
 
Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to go to a community group? No. Everyone desiring to be a part of biblical community or investigate biblical community is welcome at any time. It is our hope that everyone at the Journey would be connected to a community group.
 
Should I call a community group leader or host home before I plan to visit? It is not necessary or expected for you to call ahead with the leaders. They are prepared to receive you any and every week. However, if you have any special conditions, questions or needs that you would like to make them aware of then please feel free to do so.
 
How do I get connected to a group? There are several easy ways to get connected to a community group. One way to connect is simply by going to a community group gathering. You may view the groups on the website and visit a few community groups of your choice. Another way is by filling out and submitting a connection card. Fill out a connection card online or in the service, check off “I would like more information about community groups” and you will be contacted and ushered into a community group. Third and most likely to occur if you visit on a Sunday, you will be invited by current community group members.
 
Do I need to be a Christian to attend a group? No. We invite everyone to investigate and learn about the gospel and biblical community. 
 
Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to lead a community group? Yes. If you are interested in starting a community group email
 
What usually takes place during community group? We gather in the homes of local Journey members for fellowship, a meal or light snack, Bible study, authentic sharing of our lives and prayer for one another. We also have fun together in serving, playing games, going out together and experiencing all dimensions of life together. 
 
What about my kids? Community groups are for all people: children, adults, singles, married, young professionals and retired. Each community group strives to be welcoming, safe and hospitable for all family members including children. Each community group has a means for caring for children to allow parents to experience the valuable, focused fellowship we all so desperately need. 
 
What should I expect when I visit a community group? You can expect to be welcomed with joy and given the opportunity to get to know a few people. You will not be singled out or interrogated with questions about the Bible. Come and listen or share. You decide. Most groups gather for a time of relaxed fellowship, share a snack or meal, review a lesson focused on the sermon text, share needs and pray for one another. 
 
Do all community groups study the same thing? Yes. All lessons are available online at engagethechurch.com under the tab. Hard copies are also available for free Sunday mornings in the Hub. These lessons simply ask a few questions about the biblical text discussed that week and our response to the text.
 
How do I start a group? If you are interested in starting a community group, please

What does a typical Community Group look like?

I already go to Church on Sunday, Why should I go to a Community Group?

Should I call a Community Group leader or host home before I plan to visit?

How do I get connected to a Community Group?

Do I need to be a Christian to attend a Community Group?

Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to lead a Community Group?

What usually takes place during Community Group?

What about my kids?

What should I expect when I visit a Community Group? 

How do I start a Community Group?

 

What does a typical Community Group look like?

Usually composed of six to twelve people, multi-generational groups meet in homes throughout our community. All groups are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support from our pastoral staff. Groups generally meet each week for worship, bible study, fellowship and prayer. Many groups also participate in monthly service projects or social events, in place of a regular meeting.

 

I already go to Chruch on Sunday, Why should I go to a Community Group?

These groups provide sanctuary from the pressures and anxieties of life and facilitate the formation of new friendships. Missional communities are places where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to our fellow man. As God made us for community, we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. Our hope is that everyone who attends our church will be involved in a Community Group

 

Do I need to be a covenant member of the church to go to a Community Group?

No. Everyone desiring to be a part of biblical community or investigate biblical community is welcome at any time. It is our hope that everyone at the Journey would be connected to a community group.

 

Should I call a Community Group leader or host home before I plan to visit?

It is not necessary or expected for you to call ahead with the leaders. They are prepared to receive you any and every week. However, if you have any special conditions, questions or needs that you would like to make them aware of then please feel free to do so.

 

How do I get connected to a Community Group?

There are several easy ways to get connected to a community. One way to connect is simply by going to a community group gathering. You may view the groups on the website and visit a few community groups of your choice. Another way is by filling out and submitting a connection card. Fill out a connection card online or in the service, check off “I would like more information about community groups” and you will be contacted and ushered into a community group. Third and most likely to occur if you visit on a Sunday, you will be invited by current community group members.

 

Do I need to be a Christian to attend a Community Group?

No. We invite everyone to investigate and learn about the gospel and biblical community. 

 

What  takes place during Community Group?

We gather in the homes of local Journey members for fellowship, a meal or light snack, Bible study, authentic sharing of our lives and prayer for one another. We also have fun together in serving, playing games, going out together and experiencing all dimensions of life together. 

 

What about my kids?

Missional communities are for all people: children, adults, singles, married, young professionals and retired. Each community strives to be welcoming, safe and hospitable for all family members including children. Each community group has a means for caring for children to allow parents to experience the valuable, focused fellowship we all so desperately need.

 

What should I expect when I visit a Community Group?

You can expect to be welcomed with joy and given the opportunity to get to know a few people. You will not be singled out or interrogated with questions about the Bible. Come and listen or share. You decide. Most groups gather for a time of relaxed fellowship, share a snack or meal, review a lesson focused on the sermon text, share needs and pray for one another. 

 

How do I start a Community Group?

If you are interested in starting a missional community, please