Small Groups: Connecting in Friendship. Growing in Faith
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
Small groups at Christ Covenant serve many purposes, but their primary purpose is to provide an essential space for fellowship – one of the primary ways we experience the grace of God and grow in Christ. The Scriptures make plain that the church is a community and refer to it as the body of Christ. Yet, a common challenge for churchgoers can be the difficulty of connecting with people in a significant way beyond the pew. This is often especially true in a larger church. Small groups are a place where a big church can feel small and afford a unique opportunity to connect with others in friendship and grow in your faith outside of Sunday.
Please take a moment to read through a few of our frequently asked questions below in order to learn more about Christ Covenant Church's small groups.
If you are interested in joining a small group, click here to fill out our small groups online registration form, or contact our Assistant Director of Small Groups, Tom Buiter at email@example.com.
If you are looking to be involved in one of our women’s Bible studies, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a small group?
A Christ Covenant small group is a small gathering of members and those considering membership with a qualified leader who meet together regularly for the purpose of connecting in friendship and growing together in Christ. We intend for small groups to be a place where a big church can feel small. We have both gender specific and mixed gender small groups.
What is a small group like?
A typical small group is made up of 5-15 individuals and meets multiple times a month. Groups encourage growth in friendship and progress in faith through a variety of structural emphases including Bible study, prayer, book discussion, encouragement and accountability, or serving in mission and sharing Christ with others. Individual group structures may also grow and change over time.
What is the commitment?
While we certainly hope that the blessing of being part of a small group will lead to longer participation, we encourage new small group members to make an initial commitment of one year (generally from September until May).
For our Small Group Leaders
If you are looking for what to study next, here is a list of recommended resources for small groups.