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.
- Co-Ed Groups are made up of men and women, both single and married, divorced, and widowed.
The best way to join a community group at Discovery Church is to be a part of our next Rooted Groups.
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 go through the Rooted experience.
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 while our Rooted groups meet on campus.
How long does a community group last?
Initially, all of the groups that are formed after Rooted 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 meeting is approximately 1.5 hours.
What is your process for connecting people into community groups?
The primary way we connect people into community groups is through a 10 week group experience called Rooted where you grow spiritually and connect relationally.
What is Rooted?
Rooted provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community and your purpose in unexpected life-changing ways. Think of Rooted as a personal journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history.
Rooted is a catalyst for life-change that provokes questions and conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
What different type of groups do you make available through Rooted?
In selecting the group that is right for them, attendees select a Married, Mens (single or married), Women's (single or married) group, or Co-ed Group (men and women) depending upon their stage of life.