Small Groups - Living Rooms & Dining Rooms
While we gather together as one large group on Sunday, we also gather together weekly in smaller groups. We have two kinds of small groups, and we encourage you to consider which kind of group works best for you:
Living Rooms: These groups gather together around "practices of our faith" which they rotate through every week. Each week will focus on a different element of the Christian faith: scripture reading, confession, prayer, and fellowship. Living Rooms are focused on Common Prayer and Practices of the Church.
Dining Rooms: These groups gather together around "a shared meal" where we talk about what we are learning as a church, and get to know one another as Spiritual Family. Each week will involve a simple potluck meal, and a guided conversation. Dining Rooms are focused on a Common Table and the Practice of Spiritual Friendship.
To Join a Living Room or Dining Rom
We'd love to have you join a Living Room or Dining Room. To request the address and contact for a group, email Stephen Edwards, our Small Group Coordinator, by clicking here. He will get back to you
In our congregation there are a number of people who disciple other people, within our church structure. Think small group leaders, kids coordinators, missional leaders, etc.
In order to best disciple those who disciple others within our church, we have a number of "Huddles."
Huddles are small groups that help people hear the voice of God as they engage in the high-challenge work of discipleship and mission. We ask all of our leaders to be in a Huddle.
We are working off of 3DM's model for Huddles. If you would like to read more, click here to go to their website.
If you would like to engage in a Huddle you should first consider whether you are willing to dive into a place of discipling others intentionally, or leading others into mission. If so, talk to Kevin, Jill, or Steve on a Sunday and they'll talk to you about next steps!
Learning Rooms (Classes)
God's transformation by the renewing of our mind (Rom. 12:2) happens in many more ways than just the intellectual, but often we can grow in our discipleship coming to a new understanding of who God is and how he is at work in the world, and even what we believe and what we are doing about it.
These classes range from introductions to Eucharist, to conversations on a range of challenging topics (sexuality, consumerism, alcohol), to classes on spiritual disciplines and bible study.
In a variety of ways, these gathering groups aim to see God at work in particular areas of life. They make a space for people to grow in their life and faith as it relates to part of their story.
Click on any community below to get a contact email for the group.
LGTBQEC: This group explores how Christ is reconciling LGTBQ people to the church, to one another, and to our sexuality, especially when it has traditionally been pushed to the margins of the church - meets monthly for conversation.
For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Spoons - Mental Health: This group explores how Christ meets us in the midst of challenges, and how he uses it to uniquely make us more into his image - meets monthly for conversation.
For more info, email: email@example.com