“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
The Christian life cannot be lived alone. We carry each other’s burdens and joys – suffering and celebrating together. We share our time, talents, and treasures for the common good. We need each other.
A Community Group is what we call a smaller gathering of people meeting to build relationships, wrestle with issues of life, study a topic, rally around a common interest and more. Several options are available throughout the week. Read on to find a group that interests you.
“Joining a community group has changed my life for the better. Before joining a group, it was tough for me to become friends with new people, and nearly impossible to build a new relationship that actually meant something. Friendships can come and go, and it is hard to connect to people sometimes. This was not the case though when my family joined a community group. I have grown as a person and I cannot believe the amount of support and love I get from my community group. Now, they are some of my best friends who will cry with me, celebrate with me, push me to reach my goals, and confide in me to do the same for them. They’re not just friends, they’re real friends.”
Stephanie Weber-Remmert (Christ’s Church Albany Member)
Why Community Groups?
The Christian life cannot and should not be lived alone. These smaller groups provide a place to help and be helped, to know and be known, to belong and extend belonging. Spiritual formation gains muscle through true friendship.
What happens at a Community Group?
Community Groups typically start with socializing over great snacks, spend most of their time discussing a topic, and close by praying through how they can help each other work on what God is telling them to work on.
What if I don’t know a lot about the Bible?
You don’t have to know anything about the Bible to join a group. Just share your ideas and opinions.
How long do Community Groups last?
Community Groups continue indefinitely unless specified. Participants are free to come and go as they please.