It is our mission to be a people growing in our love, worship, and service of God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. More often than not, God uses relationships with others to help us grow in these ways. That is, God is pleased to use other people to challenge us, encourage us, teach us, and love us. This is why small groups are central to the life of our church.
Small groups meet in homes, various days of the week, in geographically central locations. They study specific topics related to the Christian life and discipleship. Typical group size is 10 to 15 members. Each group meeting includes the following components:
Friendship and community:
Small groups are the primary place, beyond Sunday morning worship services, where people meet to grow together as friends and fellow followers of Christ.
After a preliminary season of getting to know one another, each small group has a range of choices to choose from for study, including reading books, video-led Bible studies, reflecting on scripture, learning about and practicing spiritual disciplines, etc. These are selected for the purpose of encouraging and strengthening our faith.
Small groups are the front-lines for pastoral care for our church. For example, if a family needs support (meals, prayer, etc.) their small group seeks to address those needs first and alerts the church to help as well. This means each person who attends a small group has an existing network within the church for support and care in addition to clergy.
No matter who you are or what you’re looking for, there’s a small group that’s right for you.
Chapel Hill Small Group meets first, second, and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM. Currently we're going through a study entitled Praying With the Psalms. The Psalms are both prayer and revelations about God — the perfect ideal soil for learning how to pray.
Contact: Ryan Grove
Durham Small Group meets three times per month, from 4:00-6:00 PM. We are reading and discussing James K.A. Smith's You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit.
Contact: Ben Bowman
Fearrington Village Small Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30- 9:00 PM. We eat a meal together first before our discussion. We are currently reading: C. S. Lewis' Reflections on the Psalms.
Contact: Todd Granger
North Chatham Small Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM. Currently we are studying: Discipleship Explored: a journey into the book of Philippians.
Contact: Nick Robinson
Pittsboro Small Group meets Tuesdays weekly, 6:30-8:00 PM. We are studying: James K.A. Smith's You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit.
Contact: Greg Beaupied