Small Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings in the synagogues as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another. God has reconciled us not only to Himself but also to each other. This "each other" is called His Church. Thus, we intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings, and other personal settings.
We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s Word together.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
We believe the church is the family of God called to live our mission to advance His Kingdom. The church is not a building, place, or program, but God's people.
Living in community with one another is essential to growing in the Gospel and becoming more like Christ. Showing up to a Sunday gathering is great, but it is our desire to see everyone grow deeper in a relationship with God and become part of a genuine Christian community by participating in a small group. Small groups are part of the New Community Church “DNA."
Small group leaders are carefully selected based on spiritual maturity, people skills, and active involvement as members of New Community Church. They are trained in effective Bible study methods and group dynamics.
Some groups meet in members’ homes, and others meet at the church for classes or specific ministry Bible studies. Open sign-ups for all small groups happen three times a year: September, January and May.
NCC is building a connected community where we enjoy getting together and welcoming others into those connections. to enhance existing relationships as well as encourage everyone at NCC to experience this connection, we offer:
Wednesday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. - Narcisi Restaurant in Gibsoniz
Food & Friends is a monthly dinner out at a local restaurant where singles and couples can connect with other adult men and women over dinner. To be added to the group and receive email invitations each month with the date, time, and restaurant location, please email us.
Thursday, June 22, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. ~ Local Wexford house
Crowded House is a social gathering of singles, couples, and families in a relaxed home setting hosted by a group of families who want to get to know you! The main course is provided, we ask each family to bring a side dish or dessert to share. To be added to the group and receive email invitations each month with the date, time, and meeting location, please email us.
IF:Table is a simple way designed to foster personal connection and develop deeper community with six women over a meal each month to discuss four questions provided with conversation cards. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet new friends. Contact the church office if you are interested in participating in IF:Table.
Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in? Join a group that fits you or start one of your own. Contact Vicki Carlson for more information.