Group Questions

What happens at a group gathering?
You’ve probably seen Groups meeting and not even realized it. A Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.
How often does a group meet?
Our Groups meet all year long—winter, spring, summer, and fall. During the year, most groups meet once a week. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every gathering, there is still great value in joining a Group.
Where do groups meet?
Groups happen everywhere, from the church building to inside HOST homes. Check out our Groups page, where you can learn more about where Groups meet and you can find a Group to visit.
How long does a typical group stay together?
It varies. Groups can meet for a whole series and align their group to the messages or a group can be together indefinitely. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for a longer period of time, but new members are always welcome. And new Groups are always starting and you're encouraged to start your own if you can't find one that fits into your schedule. This way, new people can join Groups easily and regularly. We launch new Groups twice a year: once in the late winter/spring season and one in the fall. These groups are designed to align you and your group with the current message series and bring our church together as a whole.
Is childcare available?
Childcare varies from Group to Group. When you search our directory for a Group, the Group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
What if I don't like my group on my first try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!