One night each week during the school year, community groups meet in homes for the purpose of connection and spiritual growth in a small group environment.
At Northridge Church, we are committed to helping people become increasingly devoted followers of Jesus Christ. It is the mission that drives everything we do as a church. The community group is an ideal place for this mission to be accomplished. Growing spiritually doesn't just happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what he says and this happens best in the context of community. To grow spiritually, you have to be connected relationally.
Why Join a Community Group?
- You will build spiritually enriching relationships.
- You will be in an ideal environment for spiritual growth.
- You will be challenged to put God’s truth into practice.
- You will be regularly prayed for and cared for.
- You will enjoy regular fellowship with other believers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Community Group?
Groups consist of 10 to 16 people that meet for 10 weeks for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
What kinds of groups are there?
We have groups comprised of all ages and stages of life. We will work to find a group that is a good fit for you.
Where do the groups meet?
Most groups meet in group members’ homes, some at the church.
What about childcare?
Childcare is managed by each individual group. Some groups rotate childcare responsibility among group members, some hire a sitter, and some work out childcare needs according to individual family needs.
When do the groups meet?
Groups meet one night eack week during the school year. Groups decide which night of the week is best for them.
How long do groups stay together?
Groups will meet for 10-week trimesters throughout the school year.
How long does each meeting last?
Each group decides the length of time they will meet. Most groups meet for two hours.
What happens in group meetings?
Though each group differs in how they do things, group meetings include a social time, group discussion, and prayer.
What do groups study?
Many groups discuss how to apply the prior week's sermon to their daily lives. However, some groups may choose to do a topical study, a Bible study, or a book study.
Can I visit a group before "joining"?
Absolutely. We encourage everyone to check out a group before making a commitment. We hope visiting a group will relieve your natural hesitations and answer your questions.