Why community groups?
Community Groups are the way that attendees at COC connect with each other and grow spiritually. We believe that Jesus changes us for the better when we allow Him to work in and through each of us in the context of community. Jesus wasn’t raised from death so that we would stay spiritually immature. He was raised so that the power of the gospel could change us and make us like him. This happens most effectively when we enter into the lives of other believers and allow them into ours. It is for this reason that we invite you to experience the power of the gospel in the joy of community!
What do community groups do?
Groups meet weekly at various times and locations to spend time praying for each other and to either discuss the week's sermon or engage in additional study. Most groups are multi-generational and coeducational; others are specifically for men or women. In addition to regular fellowship over prayer and study, groups get together periodically to enjoy recreational time or to carry out community projects. In order for groups to be as effective as possible, it is crucial that each person commits to attend faithfully, prepare adequately, and share regularly. There is approximately 30 minutes of homework each week to prepare for group discussion. To foster transparency and involvement, groups are limited to around 12 people.
If you are looking to develop deeper friendships and see the gospel worked out practically in your life and the lives of others, consider joining a Community Group.