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Life is better together!

Community Groups offer a weekly living room conversation to help you figure out what to do on Monday with what you are hearing on Sunday.
We want you to experience the joy of being part of it!

Don’t wait! Sign ups are open March 16-March 26 for our Spring session.

Joining a group is easy!

How to choose a group

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Community Group?2023-03-14T11:48:59-07:00

All of our Community Groups exist to:

  • Apply the Bible to life

  • Build authentic relationships

  • Care for one another

We do this by meeting weekly to discuss the weekend message and pray for one another.

Group sizes range from 10-16 people. Trained leaders help facilitate each group. A typical gathering lasts an hour and a half.

How do I choose what group to join?2023-03-15T14:47:31-07:00

Begin by filling out the form below, you will receive an email with a link to our list of open groups.

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Group Catalog

As you look through groups using our filters, keep these things in mind:

1. Find your campus

2. Select your life stage

3. Pick a day of the week

These filters are a loose description of the group! When you click on a specific group, you will be able to see all of the filters that describe that specific group. 

Click “Request to join” within the group you think will be the best fit. Our team will follow up and let you know if we think there might be a better option for you! After that, your leader will reach to you with all of the details about your group between March 29 and April 5.

When and where do Community Groups meet?2023-03-14T11:30:37-07:00

Spring Session Dates: April 9-May 27

Groups meet weekly in homes throughout Clark County. A gathering usually will last an hour and a half.

Community Groups meet during the school year in trimesters, taking an extended break during the holiday season and again at Easter. Typically, each session is 7-10 weeks long in the fall, winter and spring.

We ask that you commit to a group for a session. At the end of the session, you can choose to stay in that same group, try a new group or take a break. Most groups will stay together throughout the entire year and beyond.

What will we study?2023-03-13T12:05:19-07:00

Together, we’ll dig into the weekend message. Community Group is a place where we’ll focus on what it means to apply the teachings of the Bible to our everyday life – how we interact with our spouse, our orientation at work, the way we parent, even the reactions we have to fellow drivers on the road! 😉

What about kids?2023-03-14T11:37:51-07:00

We know child care can be a challenge, but want to encourage you that the benefit of being connected in a Community Group is worth solving the challenge!

Here are some of the most common solutions:

  • Each family handles their own child care.

  • Families with kids collectively pay a babysitter to be with all the kids, either onsite in another room or offsite at another house.

  • Co-op child care amongst the group. Rotating through the group, two people pair up to be with the kids, either onsite in another room or offsite at another house.

  • If only a handful of people have kids, the group may choose to pool funds to help cover the cost of child care.

If you have older kids, we’d love for them to have a similar group expereince with their peers. Check out the small group programs available for MSM (middle school ministry) and HSM (high school ministry).

How are Community Group leaders trained and supported?2023-03-13T12:13:35-07:00

The best training a Community Group leader can get is to experience one! All of our leaders have been in a Community Group for at least one trimester before leading their own group.

Ongoing training will happen in a large group format twice a year. Every group will also have a coach, who will encourage and support them throughout the year.

Are there Community Groups for students?2023-03-14T11:31:51-07:00

Yes! And no. Both HSM (high school) and MSM (middle school) offer small groups for students during the school year. Just like Community Groups, these small group gatherings are vital to the spiritual growth of our students. But the schedule and topic of study is designed with students in mind and doesn’t follow our church-wide Community Group program.

Get more information at MSM and HSM.

Are there Community Groups for Young Adults?2023-03-14T11:38:36-07:00

If you’re a Young Adult (ages 18-25), we offer the exact same Community Group experience, but with a twist. Instead of meeting at different times throughout the weeks in homes, we’ll gather on Monday nights at our Central Vancouver campus.

We’ll dig into the weekend message and focus on what it means to apply the teachings of the Bible to our everyday life – and also have time to gather together after our discussion time.

As you’re looking through the groups catalog, look for the group names “Young Adults” and request to join!

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Natalie Myers
Natalie MyersCommunity Groups Director
LEADER RESOURCES
2023-03-20T15:05:56-07:00
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