“Spiritual neighborhoods” within the First Baptist Church family that will be filled with people intentionally living out community in authentic relationships while studying the Word of God together. Focused on growing in Christ and strengthening relationships with each other, Community Groups are mid-sized groups that combine the strong teaching of Sunday school with the relational connectedness of small groups.
Community Groups are a place to belong within FBC. They are smaller than our corporate worship
gathering to give time to connect more deeply with others. They are larger than
a typical LIFEgroup and have the connectedness that is seen in those smaller
groups, but they do not replace LIFEgroups. We may even have new LIFEgroups
form out of Community Groups. Community Groups are ALWAYS open to new members,
so it is easy to join or to invite others to join at any time.
Community Groups will meet at First Baptist on Sunday mornings between services (9:40 - 10:35am). In the future, we may also have one or more that meet at other times. In addition to Sunday mornings, Community Groups will have regularly scheduled social, service, and outreach events at other times during the week.
While Community Groups have a strong relationship focus, Biblical teaching will still be a core component of these groups. Teaching content will depend on the group and each group will have its own focus, but the Bible will be at the center of all courses. Each group has a strong, unique identity, and Community Groups are designed and run by a leadership team from the group. In addition, members are encouraged to provide input into the group. Because of this, a Community Group has a lot of flexibility so all group members will have the opportunity to grow and move forward in their spiritual life and journey.
All groups welcome everyone. You can pick a Community Group based on the group description or are invited to visit more than one group to decide which is the best fit. Our hope and prayer is that everyone will find a place to belong at one of the Community Groups.