Joining a Group

Common Questions

WHAT HAPPENS AT A GROUP MEETING?

You’ve probably seen groups meeting and not even realized it. A group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.


HOW OFTEN DOES A GROUP MEET?

Our groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, summer and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so you want to give it your best effort to attend each meeting. If for some reason you have to miss, talk to you group leader.


WHERE DO SMALL MEET?

Small groups happen are happening in nearly 20 different cities throughout the Dallas/Metro area.


HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL GROUP STAY TOGETHER?

Most groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to participate in other events as a group. (Outreach opportunities, Fall Fest, Serve Day, etc.)


IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.


WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?

The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!