COMMUNITY GROUPS

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."  Acts 2:42

Building Community on Mission

Our Purpose:

"To build deepening Christian relationships that will encourage one another

to growth in Christ and faithfulness for Christ."


Our Community Groups provide the opportunity for us to practically live out the

Six Priorities of the Church, which are Teaching God's Word, Fellowship, Worship, Prayer, Service, and Evangelism (see Acts 2:42-47). 


What to expect at a Community Group meeting:


Fellowship

This is the time for us to connect with others in a way that is not always possible during the Sunday morning service. This is usually built around a meal or other activity. 


Word: Bible Study & Discussion

Our groups are not lecture-oriented. We study God's Word to find the main thought or ideas in that week's passage (what was the original meaning: the "THEN and THEM") and then begin to discuss the practical implications on our lives today (the "US and NOW"). 


Although many ministries have opted for small groups that meet for food, fellowship, and common interest, 

we hold to the belief that it needs to be centered on God's revelation to us in His Word. 

Fellowship naturally flows out of these times together. 


Prayer

This is where the larger "church" finds greater intimacy and sharing. While gathering together for Sunday worship is a vital part of the Christian life, it doesn't always provide a setting that conducive for our people to share the difficulties they are facing. 

 

Community Groups is the place where burdens, requests, and praises are shared and then prayed over. Some groups separate into a men's group and women's group for more intimate sharing during the prayer times. 


This is also the time where we share specific ways God is calling us to live more missionally through sharing the Gospel with the lost around us, discipling and encouraging fellow Christians, and/or sharing the love of Christ with those in need through physical acts of service.  Here we can encourage and exhort one another to love

and good deeds. 


Service & Outreach

Our Community Groups are encouraged to serve one another in times of need. These are also places to do ministry together in serving the community through outreaches and other opportunities. 



Community Groups gather at the following times:


Sundays

@ 12:30 pm - Bobby & Shawna Batson (1st & 3rd Sun.)


Mondays

@ 6:30 pm - Mike & Linda Richardson (every week)

@ 5:30 pm - Kerry Hokit/Heath DeMarcy (2nd & 4th Mon.)


Thursdays

@ 6:00 pm - Seth & Mandy Richardson (1st & 3rd Thurs.)



CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: gbctahlequah@gmail.com