If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and Community Group is the ideal place for that. In a Community Group, eight to twelve adults in the same stage of life and area of town meet regularly for a year or more to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible, as you encourage others to do the same.
"Because life change happens best in circles, not in rows."Andy Stanley
We offer Community Groups for adults in various stages of life:
- Married Groups include couples in the same stage of life—newly married, without children, with children, and empty nesters.
- Men’s Groups are made up entirely of single men or a mix of men at different stages of life, including married, single, divorced, and widowed.
- Women’s Groups are made up of single women or a mix of women at different stages of life, including married, single, divorced, and widowed.
The best way to join a community group at Discovery Church is to attend our next GroupLink.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a community group?
Community groups are small groups of approximately six married couples or six to eight individuals of the same gender that meet weekly in someone's home for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and accountability. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity. Most community groups are formed as people meet and connect at GroupLinks.
When do community groups meet?
Each community group decides when and where it wants to meet. Most groups meet at least 3 times a month. As individuals seek to join a community group, we help them find people that are meeting on a particular night and in a certain area of town. All of our community groups meet in group members' homes.
How long does a community group last?
Initially, all of the groups that are formed at GroupLink begin as Starter Groups. Starter Groups are created to be an introductory step into group life. After eight weeks, group members can decide to continue on with their Starter Group members or dissolve to find another group. Starter Group members who continue on establish themselves as a community group and commit to meet for an additional 15-18 months. Each group determines the duration of time that they will meet.
What is your process for connecting people into community groups?
The primary way we connect people into community groups is through GroupLink. We hold two GroupLink events per year (January and August). We publicize GroupLink during our Sunday services. Throughout the year, cards are available at any information table for people to fill out when they inquire about joining a group. Those who complete a card are contacted by a staff member or volunteer to answer any questions they may have about the GroupLink process.
What is GroupLink?
GroupLink is a 90-minute event where people meet and connect with others in their area and stage of life to start a community group. Groups are asked to initially commit to meeting together for eight weeks. They spend that time getting to know each other and doing a short Bible study together. At the end of the eight weeks, group members decide to either continue with the group for an additional 15 to 18 months, or wait and join a different group at another time.
What different type of community groups do you make available through GroupLinks?
In selecting the group that is right for them, attendees select a Married, Mens (single or married) or Womens (single or married) group, depending upon their stage of life.