We believe real life-change happens in the context of authentic relationships, which is why we are a church made up of small groups.
“You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.” Acts 20:20 NIV
- A place to Connect with others.
- A place to Protect each other.
- A place to Grow together.
A small group is an intentional gathering of people who meet regularly. Since God designed us for relationships, we believe it is through the connections made in small groups that God will help us grow. People form groups around what matters in their lives. This can look like connecting with people who share similar interests or are at the same stage in life as well as finding people who have experience in an area in which you want to grow. Small groups are also where we pray for each other and support each other. GT Groups meet once a week in locations all around our city, and with many groups to choose from, we believe there is a group out there for you.
Four things to know about small groups
Our groups are “free market”
“Free market” simply means group leaders are free to use their gifts and interests to determine when and where their group meets and what they meet about. From soccer groups and lunch groups to Bible studies and coffee meet-ups, our groups are as varied as we are. Most groups fall into one of eight categories:
- Marriage / Singles
We have three semesters every year
Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right small group for you in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop three times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.” Our group semesters are winter/spring (March-April), summer (June-July) and fall (September-November). During these semesters on Wednesday nights, we offer childcare for Nursery through 5th grade.
You can join a group
We would love for you to get connected in a small group. To find the right group for you, search our online directory of groups or visit the GT Groups table. Once you find a few groups that interest you, sign up and make plans to check it out in person. The 2019 Spring semester catalog is now online and the semester starts March 3. Find your group today!
You can lead a group
We believe everyone has areas of strength and gifts that can benefit others and being a host for a small group is a great way to make meaningful connections. The first step toward becoming a small group leader is to attend the Small Group Leader Training at Step Four of the Journey.