Why are Community Groups important?
We are made for relationship with God and others, and we are called to follow Jesus together. Spiritual growth is a group effort, and Community Groups provide an opportunity for you to connect with others as we follow Jesus together in everyday life. At Restored, we often say that you haven’t really experienced our church if you haven’t engage in a Community Group. We want to be a church of Community Groups, not just a church with Community Groups.
What happens in a Community Group?
Our Community Groups are meeting in-person & online. For in-person groups, they will hang out, share dinner or a snack, have a guided discussion about Biblical topics, and spend time praying together. Our online groups jump into a discussion and prayer via Zoom.
When & where do Community Groups meet?
Community Groups meet on almost every day of the week, either in-person or online, so that you can find a group that fits your personality, location, and schedule.
How can I join a Community Group?
You are welcome to join a group anytime. The best way to do that is to check out all of our group listings and requesting to join one of those group. Because each group is different, you’re welcome to try several to determine which group is the best fit for you.
How long are Community Groups together?
Our Community Groups meet in four 10-week cycles throughout the year by meeting for ten weeks, then taking a three week break in between cycles.
Are children welcome in Community Groups?
You will be welcome in any group you choose to visit, but every group is different in their space & setup. Some groups have multiple families with children, some have childcare provided, and other groups are not best equipped to be conducive for children. We would recommend contacting the leader or host on the group’s page and asking any specific questions related to the fit for your children.
What if I don’t know much about the Bible?
There’s no pressure or expectation of prior Bible knowledge when you go to a Community Group. We want to meet you where you’re at and give you the time, space, and resources needed to help you gradually learn more about the Bible through questions, interaction, and discussion.
Do I have to be a Christian to join a Community Group?
No – We want to be a safe place for you to explore faith. If you are curious, or even skeptical, about Christianity, you’ll find a group of people in Community Group that will love you, answer your questions, and help you learn more about who Jesus is.