Why join a community group?
Life is not meant to be lived alone. God created us for community, but sometimes that can be hard to find. Our community group ministry helps connect you with others that can walk alongside you through the best and most challenging seasons of life – and everything in between.
What can I expect?
Every community group shares the common values of Seven Marks: following Jesus, caring for people, and serving God’s Kingdom. Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly and usually last between 1-2 hours. Time discussing Scripture, praying for one another, having fun connecting or sharing a meal, and serving together are all hallmarks of a community group.
Beyond those common elements, each group has the freedom to reflect the unique personalities and passions of its leaders and members. Some groups are more learning focused, while others create more space for meals and prayer time, while others focus on serving the city as a group.
When and where do groups meet?
Groups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, and right here at Seven Marks. If you are interested in hosting a group, please email our Groups Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each group chooses when it will meet, so if a certain day of the week does not work for you, be sure to share that when our community group team member contacts you.
How long do groups last?
Our community groups run on a Fall and Spring seasonal basis. Groups typically take a break or scale back activities for the holidays and summer months. Special short-term groups are made available throughout the year. These address finances, marriage enrichment, and those with questions about growing in faith.
Is childcare provided?
Every group is different. Some groups have the children attend and hire a sitter. Some groups prefer to not have children at their meetings and each member provides their own childcare. Your group leader will be able to answer any questions you may have before attending. However, if childcare costs is a hardship for you, our church would love to come alongside you. View our childcare reimbursement form here to learn more.