Are You In A Group?
Life is not meant to be lived alone. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why Central encourages everyone to find a small group. Groups are a wonderful way to connect with God and others. There is a group for everyone.
Summer groups are available, starting from Mid-May to June! We’ll meet in compliance with Governor Hogan’s orders – virtually until in-person meetings are allowed. Groups may choose their own study topic or choose one of the following studies:
- Racial Equity & Identity: A beginner’s look at race through the lens of shared history and faith – This group will explore biblical concepts and historical sources around racial equity. Participants will explore their own personal histories, identity formation, and attitudes, while considering potential responsibilities for creating a more inclusive body in the Church. This group is open to all; however, note that the purpose of this particular study is to educate and engage White people in the work of racial reconciliation. Participants will vote to decide on the virtual meeting time. Options are Wednesdays at 4pm or Saturdays at 8am.
- Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, focuses on being more aware of God’s presence in the small moments of life. Each chapter looks at a daily task, like making the bed, in parallel with a spiritual practice. This book is perfect for this time when we need to find meaning in our daily routines at home. Note: Please DO NOT purchase on Amazon, as counterfeit copies are unfortunately being circulated. Please follow the link provided above.
- Neighborhood Missionary Our world is changing around us, and it is more than just the COVID 19 crisis. On its deepest levels, our culture is moving away from its trust and respect for the church. Old ways of sharing Jesus or being church aren’t as effective. This problem is nothing new: missionaries have faced this challenge for centuries. Let’s learn from them!
In addition to the traditional small group format of 8-12, both of these studies can be done virtually; they are also suited to smaller mentoring/peer discipleship groups of 2-4 people.
To sign-up for a group, please click the “Match Me” button below.
Find Your Match
Finding a group that relates to you will make all the difference in your group experience. It’s easy to get started, just:
Want to lead a group?
This is an important role in the life of the church. Small groups are integral to generating growth in our spiritual lives and they are also the primary way we care for each other. If you would like to lead a group please click the “Lead A Group” button to get started. Your information will be sent to the Discipleship Associate Director who will contact you to discuss your interest.