Get to know other people on a deeper level — join a Community Group!
The end of Acts, chapter 2, has a key verse that helps us to understand how the early church operated. In the NLT version, this section of scripture is titled, “The Believers Form a Community.” Acts 2:42 says, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” This is exactly what we want to recreate in our community.
In a church of our size, we believe that smaller communities are essential. The early church’s example is exactly what we want to recreate in our community. The best way for us to do that is to gather people into smaller groups where they can be vulnerable with each other and encourage each other in their faith. We call them “Community Groups.”
True community is what we hope to foster in each of our groups. The tree with roots going downward is intentional; our goal is to launch most of our groups from Rooted–a great starting point for community, and set up to grow even deeper roots together in relationships with each other and also with Christ.