Community Groups are one of the key places where we connect and experience the “informal” times of worship we see in Acts 2:42-47. It’s the place where we can be joined to one another, be devoted to one another, counsel (Romans 15:14) and honor one another (Romans 12:10), confess our sins, forgive, bear with, carry the burdens of, be kind to, teach and admonish, build up, pray for, and love one another. We like to call them “the heart beat of the church.”
Community groups are a vehicle for primarily three things: discipleship, pastoral care, and mission.
Whether you have been at Gulf Coast Community Church one week or one year, we want to encourage you to visit a Community Group. Getting connected goes beyond the Sunday morning gatherings into living life together, and Community Groups are a primary vehicle for this. Sunday gatherings are a time of worshipful celebration together in song, communion, and the preached Word. Community Groups are about discipling one another, serving one another in love, and reaching out to our broader community.
FAQ’s about Community Groups:
Why Should I Join A Community Group?
We gather together to learn how to love God and love one another. Groups are not only the primary entry point into community within Gulf Coast Community Church, they also represent the church on a personal level. Joining a community group is the best way to truly be a part of Gulf Coast Community Church. We have groups that meet all across the city.
What Should I Expect?
Most of our Community Groups consist of 10-15 people who meet in a home once a week for around 2 hours to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. You do not have to be a member of Gulf Coast Community Church to be a part of a Community Group. All are welcome!
How Do I Join A Group?
We have multiple groups meeting all over the city. We will gladly give you a few group recommendations, or you can visit several before making your decision. We recommend you to visit a few groups near you and prayerfully consider which one to connect to.
Click on a neighborhood below for more information on that particular Community Group. As meeting locations may change some weeks, we recommend contacting the Community Group Leader to verify the meeting location for your first week. If you have additional questions about Community Groups, please email us at [email protected].