Our prayer for you is that you find a group where you connect and grow into the person God designed you to be. The mission of our church is simple; we are a Jesus First church helping people live Jesus First lives! Jesus First isn’t something that happens in a moment, but it does happen over time within the context of life-giving relationships. Community Life is where those relationships are created and developed, while also allowing you to feel connected to and a part of the mission.
Our hope for you is to discover friendships like you have never known before. Friendships with people who know the real you, aren’t ashamed of or impressed with you, but who care for you deeply and stand with you through life’s greatest joys and sorrows. It may take a few tries in a few different groups before you figure out who those people are, so don’t give up on the process. Please join us this Fall, as we have fun together, grow together, and experience the best part of church together!
What Is Community Life?
Community Life is our strategy to develop community within First. through Life Groups, University Groups, Activity Groups, and Events. We believe these avenues offer opportunities for all people to grow in their faith, learn more about Jesus, and experience the best part of church, doing life with one another!
Life Groups meet once a week throughout the area in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, etc…, to explore together how we can live out Sunday’s message. It’s an easy way for you to connect during the semester that works for you.
University Groups are designed to facilitate your personal growth in a relationship with Jesus. Held at the church in a classroom environment, these groups help to educate us on life. Topics covered throughout the year include; essentials of faith, parenting, finances, marriage, and much more.
HOW LONG AM I COMMITTING TO A GROUP?
Groups meet eight to twelve times over the course of a semester (Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-Aug). It’s a short-term commitment but the positive impact on your life will be long-term.
CAN I JOIN MORE THAN ONE GROUP?
We encourage you to participate in only one group per semester.
DO I HAVE TO JOIN A DIFFERENT GROUP EVERY SEMESTER?
No, you don’t have to, but you can if you want to. While you are more than welcome to join different groups each semester the heart behind Community Life is to develop meaningful relationships.
WHEN AND HOW LONG WILL MY GROUP MEET?
Groups meet once a week, and each meeting is just sixty to ninety minutes long.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SIGN UP?
The leader of your Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other group details you’ll need.
IS THERE A GROUP THAT’S RIGHT FOR ME?
Since there are a variety of groups, you’ll have the chance to share your life experiences with others who have similar experiences.
WHAT WILL THE PEOPLE IN MY GROUP BE LIKE?
Look around on a Sunday. A group is basically about fifteen or so people who attend First on a Sunday.
IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?
All groups on Wednesday evenings will get to take advantage of the care and programs we provide for children and youth. Children are welcome at all of the groups unless otherwise noted in the catalog with NK-No Kids.