One vital way we pursue God's plan & design for His people and our church’s mission is through community groups. Each week, small groups gather for conversation, prayer, study, and outreach. Our groups are centered around our four Core Values from Acts 2.42-47.
CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY GROUPS
In the Greek, the word logos refers to Scripture and involves clarifying the person and work of Jesus, His Kingdom and our response to the call of the gospel. In our community groups, we are committed to submitting to the authority of God as we remain rooted in the Scriptures.
In the Greek, the word ethos means “character,” or the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution. We aim to have community groups that are defined by a culture of hospitality, friendship, and caring for one another. We call this “Rocking Philippians 2” (see Philippians 2.1-11).
In the Greek, the word pathos has overtones of experience, emotion and suffering. We believe God is both transcendent AND immanent and ministers to us through His Holy Spirit. We want our community groups to be places where people experience this ministry of the Holy Spirit through prayer, through worship, and through the body of Christ as we exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit and build one another up.
In the Greek, the word apostolos means “sent one.” We see community groups as equipping/sending/refueling stations in the work of disciple-making as defined by Jesus in Matthew 28:16-20.
> Gospel-centered discipleship rooted in community
> Mercy and justice initiatives
> Church planting & foreign missions
> Community engagement
We’d love to partner with you in growing as a disciple of Jesus. You can e-mail us for more information or explore our Frequently Asked Questions.
Listed below are the dates, times, and contact information for each of our community groups. Click on a leader's name to email them directly. Please reach out to the group leaders to find out the specific plans and structure for that group!
Community Groups - Spring 2023
5 p.m. in Penn Laird--childcare provided
Raymond & Sarah Brown
Dereck & Caitlyn Criner
5:30 in Bridgewater
Austin & Callie White
Benny & Rachel Bennison
6 pm in Linville--childcare provided
Ethan & Melissa Zook
Justin & Becky Knighten
6:30 pm on 33 West--men only; no childcare
DJ Stewart: 540.578.0665
5:30 pm in Belmont--childcare provided
6:00 pm in E. Harrisonburg--childcare TBD
6:30 pm in Staunton
David & Anna Kirkpatrick
Emory & Aaren Bare
Steven & Abby Woerner
6 pm in Dayton--childcare provided
Chiedo and Kelsey John
6:30 pm in Harrisonburg--childcare provided
Mark & Abby Huffman
Joey & Caitlin Testa
Cori & Rebecca Pflugradt
6:30 pm in Harrisonburg--women and men, meeting separately for discussion; no childcare
Jenny Carrier and Alana Dean
Thomas Carrier and Josh Dean
6:30 pm S. Harrisonburg--no childcare
Daniil & Laura Pogoretskiy