Small Groups

ACTIVE GROUPS

No matter who you are or what you’re looking for, there’s a small group that’s right for you.
Reach out to the small group leaders below to find out more.


Chapel Hill Small Group - Contact: Lisa and Shae McCowen
Southern Chapel Hill/Northern Chatham Small Group - Contact: Nick Robinson
UNC-Chapel Hill - Contact: David Hyman
Fearrington Village Small Group - Contact: Todd Granger
Pittsboro Small Group - Contact: Greg Beaupied 
Durham Small Group - Contact: Ben Bowman
Urban Durham Small Group - Contact Ryan Grove

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:

Service 

Each small group will serve both within the church and in the local community. There is a six to seven week rotation for Sunday service, where small group members help with setting up the church and ushering on Sunday mornings. There are also monthly and quarterly opportunities to serve in our ministry to our neighbors. 

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. 

Prayer

Every small group meeting includes time to listen to and pray for one another's needs. Small groups end their time together praying the beautiful An Order for Compline in the Book of Common Prayer.

Discipleship

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.  

Pastoral Care

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.