Who are the people that trek through the ups and downs of life with you…who encourage you to grow spiritually…who serve with you…who celebrate with you?
God never intended us to live the Christian life alone. We’re called to love one another, not in an abstract or superficial way, but in a personal, life-on-life way.
We know that when you get together with people and engage in Biblical fellowship, you’ll begin to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and experience authentic community.
Joining a group is not a program, it’s a way of life and part of “being” the church and not just “doing” church. What if taking one simple step changed everything? What if you are one step away from saying, “These are my people”?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Group?
A Group is 6–12 individuals that meet for a time centered on God’s Word, prayer and fellowship. A Group is also a place to live out the one-another commands of Scripture.
Why do we have groups?
Simply put, life change for Christ! Sustained spiritual growth takes place when you are personally challenged and encouraged in your relationship with God and with others. Groups support the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37–39) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:18–20). Our Group strategy gives us many shepherds and allows leadership to be spread out, because people are naturally cared for best by those who know them best—those with whom they are walking through life.
Is childcare provided?
Not all Groups offer childcare, but there are options available. Some group members share the responsibility of watching the kids, split the cost for a sitter, or make other arrangements. Let us know if you would like to join a group with a childcare option.
How often and where do groups meet?
Groups meet on different days and times throughout the week, depending upon the group. Some meet every week, some meet every other week, or some meet once a month. Groups meet in homes, restaurants or coffee shops and at the church. We can help you find a group near you and based on you interests and stage of life.
Use the Group Finder to see what Group might be a fit for you
Lead a Group
You know as much as anybody that it’s important to be connected. That’s one reason you’re part of Northwest.
Groups are an integral part of what we do as a church. Paul taught the Corinthians that some plant the seeds, others water them, but God makes them grow (1 Corinthians 3:6). Group leaders have the privilege of engaging others in an environment where seeds of faith are planted and watered in the lives of those they lead, while trusting God with the growth.
What if you could help more people grow in this way? You can. Here’s how: