SMALL GROUP FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about Small Groups. Have more questions? Email us at
WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?
A place to connect people with Jesus and each other. God created us for relationships and those can best be formed and nurtured in a small group context. We also believe that spiritual growth happens best in small groups.
HOW ARE SMALL GROUPS FORMED?
Small groups are normally formed by location, stage of life and interests.
WHAT TYPES OF SMALL GROUPS ARE THERE?
Couples, Men, Women and Co-ed Groups
HOW LONG DO GROUPS STAY TOGETHER?
We have two semesters a year - Spring and Fall. Groups can stay together for a single semester or longer.
HOW DOES SOMEONE JOIN A GROUP?
Anyone can visit the online Small Group Portal to join a small group. The portal allows you to search groups by type, day, time and location.
WHAT DO SMALL GROUPS STUDY?
Most groups do a study on the previous weekend's message. Imagine the weekend message as a lecture on Christian living and the small group as a lab where you discuss how the weekend's message works in real life.
HOW OFTEN DO SMALL GROUPS MEET?
We suggest that groups meet weekly but at minimum, a group must meet at least once a month.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A GROUP?
There is always someone looking to join a small group and we want to make sure we have space for them. Therefore, we suggest groups have 12-16 people in them.
WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
Most groups meet in someone's home, a coffee shop or a restaurant. If groups don't have a place to meet, they can utilize the Church cafe during open business hours.
WHAT IF A GROUP DOESN'T WORK OUT FOR ME?
Not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. We encourage you to try out a few groups before choosing the best one for you. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone - including you!
IS CHILD CARE PROVIDED?
Some of our groups have child care available for their group. If you need child care, talk to your small group leader and they will help get it set up.
WHO CAN HOST A GROUP?
Anyone who has the heart to gather and care for others can host a group. We provide oversight and training to help our hosts lead well and grow spiritually.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING IS PROVIDED FOR HOSTS?
Yes, we gather with all hosts once a quarter. It is important to come to training to meet other hosts and learn more about how to lead others well. Hosts are also paired with a small group coach for ongoing support and leadership.