Community Groups are groups of friends that meet regularly in homes throughout Sugar Land. It's where we live life together –not alone– and where authentic hospitality is practiced. They are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who are given on-going support.
Our community groups will be going through a new series with material from Rev. Tim Keller
Gospel In Life
Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in an eight-week video-based study of the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life. In week one you and your group will study the city, your home now, the world that is. Week eight closes with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home, the world that is to come.
In between you'll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you live in this world.
Session 1 - City-The World That Is
Session 2 - Heart-Three Ways to Live
Session 3 - Idolatry-The Sin Beneath
Session 4 - Community-The Context for Change
Session 5 - Witness-An Alternate City
Session 6 - Work-Cultivating the Garden
Session 7 - Justice-A People for Others
Session 8 - Eternity-The World That Is To Come
CAN I VISIT A FEW DIFFERENT GROUPS BEFORE DECIDING ON ONE?
Yes, we understand that you may want to visit more than one group before deciding on the best one for you. We do recommend that you visit a group more than once before making a decision. The hope is that a group of dissimilar people would gather around a perfect God, learn to love one another with Jesus as their Savior and their example, and be challenged to share that news with others. To that end, we encourage you to visit the group closest to your home.
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH GROUP TO VISIT?
Start with where you live. Attend the CG closest to your geographic location. In joining a group that is close to you, you give yourself and those in your Parish greater opportunity to live life together. We want to demonstrate and declare the Gospel as a church body, not only as individual Christians.
However, regular group attendance is important and beneficial for community, so try to find a group that is convenient for you. Some meet on Saturdays, others on Sundays. Some in the evenings, others for lunch. If you need further guidance, contact email@example.com.
CAN I BE A REGULAR GROUP MEMBER OF MORE THAN ONE GROUP AT A TIME?
Because regular group attendance is important and beneficial for community, we have found that with the typical family schedule, it is often difficult to participate fully in the life of more than one group at a time.
HOW CAN I START MY OWN GROUP?
If you are already a member of a CG, talk to your group leader about your interest in co-leading your group or in starting a new group. If you are interested in starting a new group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All CG leaders are required to attend basic training before leading.
IF I HAVEN’T HEARD BACK FROM A GROUP THAT I CONTACTED, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please contact email@example.com. While our leaders do their best to contact you in a timely manner, things happen. If you have not heard back after a week, we will be happy to help contact the leader for you.