Life’s Tough, Don’t Attempt It Alone
We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week. Check the list of groups at the bottom of this page to see what meets your schedule. If you don’t find one that meets your particular needs, please let us know—perhaps, you would consider leading your own home church. We will be happy to train you to lead a new house church.
Why Should I Be In A House Church?
Have you ever asked this question? You may wonder what the big deal is and why a church would encourage you to be in a group so much.
The following are a few reasons why small groups are so important to us --
They are a reflection of the Church in the Bible
When the church began in the 1st century AD, it was their practice to meet together in small groups in people’s homes to study the scriptures, share their lives together, and worship together. Our House Churches are designed to facilitate and follow this pattern in order to help people to learn the most and grow deep in their knowledge and faith in Christ.
They Are The Best Way To Reach People For Christ
If you have ever been a new person at a church, you know how intimidating and nerve racking it can be. It is often much easier to be a part of a House Church with people you know in a neutral environment. Transitioning into a group will not only be emotionally easier, but will result in developing new relationships and spiritual growth faster than attending "big" church!
They Are A Natural Outcome Of Our Core Values
There is no better place to see all of our core values at work together than in a House Church setting. It is the most natural environment to see all the different aspects of our values working together in harmony to create the most qualitative and meaningful positive change in the lives of group members. (Be sure to review our core values if you haven’t already.)
You Need Both Experiences: Small Group and Large Group
When the body worships together on Sunday mornings there is a blessing that you cannot receive in any other context. There is a special kind of encouragement and community development that comes from being a part of a larger community of believers, as it is when you worship corporately with your extended spiritual family. Likewise, when you are in a House Church there are benefits that you cannot get from the large group meeting. In a small group, you develop a closeness and intimacy that you can never achieve in larger groups. There is opportunity to share personal thoughts and ideas, struggles and victories with one another. Personal relationships with other members are easily forged more easily than in the large group context. It’s not a question of either or — rather, both small and large groups have great blessings in store for you!