Why Small Groups?
We believe that you can’t do life alone! If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus and take next steps, you need people surrounding you to encourage you, challenge you, and be there for you. Small groups are a great place to walk in Life on Life with others, and grow in these 3 dimensions of relationships to spiritual growth: UP-To know and fellow Jesus, IN- journey together in community with others, and OUT- go out in every direction to all people with the good news and love of Jesus Christ; and grow in authentic community: accountability belonging and care. This is the heart of why we believe small groups are vital to our discipleship journey of faith in community.
Our Creator God designed us with a need for relationship and community. For this reason, we desire to be a church of small groups, where people can connect authentically around God’s Word, learning of his love and grace, and sharing it with one another in Life on Life.
HOW LONG DO SMALL GROUPS LAST?
Some small groups meet weekly or bi-weekly throughout the year. Some meet in short-term groups called Exploring Small Groups, for between 4-6 weeks. Whatever your schedule or season of life, there’s a small group that’s a great fit for you.
If you are ready to take the next step and join a group, attend the annual GroupLink event in September. Grouplink is a connecting event created for those who want to join long-term groups. We also have our short-term connecting event, Exploring Small Groups, which takes place annually in October.
You can also sign up for a group at any time by emailing Fernando Ebanks, Pastor of Small Groups.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A SMALL GROUP?
Every week you will meet for one to two hours. You can download the Digging Deeper questions to follow along with the sermon series, or you can choose to watch a short session using the RightNowMedia streaming resource.
Groups will then walk through a time of discussion and Bible study, concluding with a time of prayer and refreshments. Some groups are structured a bit differently depending on who is facilitating.
We have groups meeting all over Calgary, but primarily in the southwest. You can join one today by contacting Fernando, finding a group based on your criteria, and signing up!
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