As much as we would love for it to be the case, “going to church” is simply not enough to cultivate the kind of relationships and community Jesus clearly had in mind. Think about it – in what other area of your life do you get to know people or form a team by sitting in rows watching people on a stage? We run small groups at Generations, because we believe community is vitally important. Small groups gather regularly in order to connect with others, challenge each other to be more like Jesus Christ, and study the Bible. Groups meet in homes, restaurants and any where there's room!  And they’re the best place to meet people and “be known” at Generations.

 

We typically launch new groups twice a year (in February and September).  New groups will meet 4-6 times (first) to discover if there is the right mix, chemistry and feel before committing to a longer duration.  Most groups will commit to a school year at a time (but also determine an “ending month” as they chart out their life together).  We believe the church has a responsibility to provide a structure (or system) that facilitates the formation of real relationships and friendships (what the Bible calls "community").  And we believe every individual (or couple) has a responsibility to join that structure, so that they can, in fact, develop the kinds of relationships that are life-giving and growth-spurring.

 

While each group may have a different emphasis and a different meeting time and frequency, all groups share two common goals: to encourage the development of friendships and to encourage personal growth.

 

If you would like to know more about groups at Generations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who currently serves at the "coach" for groups at our church.