Joining together to hold each other accountable, study God’s Word, and offer support through life’s trials is what we call authentic Biblical community. Jesus modeled this by sharing and experiencing life with a circle of friends.
Authentic Biblical community can happen in a variety of contexts, from inside the church to outside, in schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. Here are a few ways we see people finding this type of community inside our church.
Our Community Groups provide opportunities to come together regularly for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer in someone’s home. Groups typically include 10-12 adults of varying ages and stages of life.
Several times a year, we host Group Connect as an opportunity for people to step into new Community Groups. In between those events, we offer the Community Group Experience every few weeks on Sunday mornings to introduce couples and individuals to community groups.
Once a month, adults who are retired or over the age of 60 gather together in a Senior Adults group for food, study, and fellowship. These happen on the third Thursday of the month from September to May.
for kids and students
All students have the opportunity to find that same Biblical community with leaders who reflect Jesus, foster connections, and encourage growth among the group.
Elementary and middle students meet in small groups after their large group worship and teaching on Sunday mornings. High school students meet together on Sunday evenings, then as small groups in homes and coffee shops across the Upstate throughout the week.
College-age students and those in their early 20s also have the opportunity to meet in small, age-appropriate groups on local college campuses or in homes around Greenville,
through our CE20s groups.