LIFE IN CHRIST MEANS LIVING IN COMMUNITY
At the Grove, we are striving to let “community” not be merely another Christian buzzword. Rather, we know that we cannot grow into fully-devoted followers of Christ in isolation—even Christ Himself refused to walk alone. We believe that living in community means living life together according to biblical core values of community on a daily basis.
Our Core Values of Community
1. Devote Daily
2. Pursue Relationally
3. Live Authentically
4. Counsel Biblically
5. Admonish Faithfully
6. Engage Missionally
ACTS 2:42-47 ESV
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
Being In A Community Group
Being In Community
HOW COMMUNITY WORKS AT THE GROVE
You can’t meet once a month and expect to really experience the fullness of life together. Therefore, most of our Community Groups meet weekly or biweekly in various homes throughout the community.
We have married and single community groups. Married groups have between 3-4 couples, while single men’s/women’s groups have between 6-8 individuals.
Some groups are OPEN and some are CLOSED
Our current weekly Community Group format is as follows:
FIRST WEEK = Men & women from each group meet separately
SECOND WEEK = Married couples meet together (single groups meet as usual)
THIRD WEEK = Men & women from each group meet separately
FOURTH WEEK = Married couples meet together (single groups meet as usual)
HOW DO I FIND AND JOIN A COMMUNITY GROUP?
After you complete Membership and discover all the ins and outs of the process, our Community Shepherds will help you look for:
An OPEN community group that might be a good fit, or
A new Formation Group launched with all new members and led by an existing Community Shepherd for 90 days with the intention of helping them soon lead their own group.